So now we have reached the last item of my list of four benefits of using an editor, which is the likelihood of acceptance.
With the digital media at full force, it seems that suddenly everyone is an author or a musician… or both! Publishing is a tough business. It’s doubtful that you’ll get a second chance to make a first impression, and standing out isn’t easy with so much competition going on.
Readers don’t pick-up just any book, they’ll grab one that catches their eye, and will recommend a book they believe to be fun, interesting, and high quality. When errors of style and grammar are rare, peer reviewers can focus on evaluating the novelty and significance of the research. So, in a few words, for an author’s work to be taken seriously, is has to be as error-free as possible. That way the audience can focus in the content rather than the form.
Think about publishing on a journal, a well-edited manuscript is more likely to be published in a journal with a high impact factor. Why? Because the quality standards of academic journals are high, and to remain trust-worthy, they won’t publish something with typos the author missed.
If you intend your article, document, or manuscript to be read by anyone other than your family and friends, you need to make sure that you invest in the services of a professional book editor. A book that’s beautiful in content but lacks style is not easy to read; so many readers will drop it eventually and talk about the book (your book?) with the quote “I never finished it”.
Don’t forget to remember the readers; they want to have a positive experience, through your book.
When you are ready to invest in the services of a professional editor, contact us here at Detroit Ink Publishing! We are ready to work with you!