I have the best editor/beta reader/co-writer/whatever. He reads through my manuscripts, catches contradictions and inconsistencies, enhances some of the ideas being portrayed, adds in some humanizing touches that I miss as I’m speeding along typing up my ideas, and gives me great feedback overall.
How did I get so lucky as to have such a person working with me? Simple.
He’s my hubby.
And because of the valuable contributions he has made to each manuscript that he has had time to read so far, I have included his name along with mine on the author line — “with John Dick.”
And now you know.
If you don’t have such a person in your life but feel the need for one, look for a developmental editor who can catch the things that your streaming imagination will miss. And that will allow your stream to keep flowing so that your genius is not lost. Most of the pros out there will work with you on payment terms.
Not sure what a developmental editor is? Check out this article on my Writing Tips section:
Types of Editing for Your Work of Fiction
Best wishes with your writing.
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Time to get back to typing up my idea flow!