So you've written a book, have a great cover, and are ready to hit publish? Not so fast! Editing is an important step to ensure a quality product. One of the most common complaints you'll see in reviews about self-published books relates to editing, where the reviewer either criticizes subpar editing or is annoyed that there was no editing at all.

You only have one chance to make a good first impression, so do your readers a favor: hire a good editor. You found your way here, so that's a good start! Building a strong relationship with a quality editor won't guarantee instant success, but at least you can be assured that you've put your best foot forward.

Editing isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition; every author's needs are different. If you aren't sure which level of service you need, check out the Services tab above to get a feel for the different levels offered. The next step is to make contact to learn more about rates, policies, and scheduling opportunities, and to ascertain whether your choice of editor might be a good fit.

One bit of advice: Good editors, like other quality service providers, book out many months in advance. Book yours early—well before you've finished your manuscript—to ensure a spot on their calendar.

Happy writing!