When Should You Hire a Professional Editor?
If you want your ideas taken seriously, a professional editor is a must for anyone working on a book-length work. Investing in a professional editor is highly recommended if you are readying a book manuscript for submission or self-publishing your own work–or even before submitting work to a publisher who has already signed a contract. Editors can also help with shorter works, like articles. And if writing scares the bejeezus out of you, a writer/editor can take your ideas and help you work them into a draft, then polish it up for you.