15 Essential Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Book Editor
Includes bonus content: 25 Answers To Questions They Might Ask You
As with a previous post about meeting a literary agent for the first time, this week I wanted to indirectly share my learnt lessons on the initial hiring of a professional editor. They were contracted to work on a draft manuscript in exchange for ~$2,000.
To maximise your benefit of my experience without spending a similar sum, I've listed below a series of wide-ranging and detailed screening questions. These should be put to any prospective agents (or sometimes smaller publishers) before submitting your manuscript.
As bonus content, I've also listed some stock answers to questions an editor might raise, either before or during the editing process.
I hope you find these lists of questions and answers equally useful. Please don't hesitate to add your own suggestions for either questions or answers via the comments section.
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