Evaluating the Sample Edit and Choosing the Right Editor for You

In this series about hiring a professional editor, we’ve examined whether you need an edit as well as what kind, looked at how to find good editors, and determined what questions to ask to narrow down your choices.

(When Is My Novel Ready to Read: 7 Self-Editing Processes for Writers)

At this point in your vetting process, one of the non-negotiables I always suggest is asking any editor you’re considering for a sample edit—you wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive, and editing is a major and important investment . But how do you evaluate that sample once you receive it?

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