In short, editors help writers enhance their novels, invariably cutting out nonessential or ill-fitted information prior to publication.
While there are many types of editors such as an acquisitions editor and a production editor, each one has a specific role.
Still, some authors harbor much skepticism with regards to having a professional review their work. With a little research, one can acquire a well-qualified editor. Here’s what to expect:
An editor should check for spelling errors, sentence structure, even accurate details of the story. A more in-depth form of editing or a functional editor goes steps further and examines the order of scenes, characterization, pace, dialogue, and overall review of what should be a seamless flow of one sentence into the next, one paragraph into the next, one chapter into the next, and so forth.
Most writers know how to proof-read and edit, but when it comes to their own work, they’re simply too close to the material for objectivity.
So, what do you think, is an editor necessary for your work?