First of all, this is the 1000th post in the history of Magical Words, and I think that’s worth a little “Woot, woot!” Thanks to all of you for following us and making this such a special site.
One of the points we at MW have returned to again and again in our discussions of the advantages of traditional publishing over self-publishing is the importance of working with a developmental editor. There is a second point I’d like to focus on today. First though, I would encourage you to go back and read this post, which I wrote several months ago.
In that post, I list the many services traditional publishers provide that self-pubbed authors, whether putting out hard copies or electronic copies, either pay for themselves or skip. Second on that list is “A professional copyeditor,” and since I am now working on the copyedits for Thieftaker I [...]