So You’ve Hired and #Editor? – Deborah Jay

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Today we have another interesting and informative article on editing by Fantasy author, Deborah Jay. 


Many of you are aware that there are different types of editors. Deborah takes us through the different types of editors below in her post, and talks about the author’s right to agree or disagree with the editor’s changes. She also demonstrates when it is best to follow the editor’s suggestions.

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“So you’ve finished your book and you’ve hired an editor, right?

Hopefully you hired the right sort of editor…

‘What?‘ you say, ‘there’s more than one type of editor?’

Oh yes, folks, and if you haven’t got that piece of information yet, you need to go do some research. As an overall guide, you will find:

  • structural editors

  • copy editors

  • proof readers

and they won’t be the same person. . .” Continue Reading




You’ve hired an editor, but what happens if you don’t agree with them? #authors #writing

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  1. Thanks for the reblog Deb 😀

    1. My pleasure Deb. I told you I’d get there! 🙂

  2. Yes, many people think there’s just one kind of editor – in reality there are different specialities and each one looks for a different feature of the language. Glad you reblogged this one so I could read it ♥

    1. I’m glad you found it useful Christy. I did reblog for the reason you mentioned. Many new writers aren’t aware that there are different types of edits. <3

  3. thanks for sharing this great post.

    1. Thanks for reading Adele. 🙂

      1. my pleasure 🙂

  4. This is so tough because many new writers (and old writers) can’t afford three separate edits. It is very useful to know though and to know where one needs the most professional help. Great article.

    1. I agree Diana. But it’s informative for distinguishing amongst the different types of editing. Most writer use copy/line edits I’m finding. 🙂

      1. I think is what I benefit from the most too. 🙂

  5. For a brand new newbie like me, this was great information, Debby. I think I’ll cry if my editor doesn’t agree with me. ?

    1. Glad you found it useful Hugh. And . . . we all cry! It’s part of the process. Lol, welcome to the world of publishing my friend. 🙂 xo

      1. I have a big box of tissues ready. ?

        1. You crack me up!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Thanks Debbie. An important piece of information 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Christoph, happy to share. 🙂

  7. I am sure if ever I wrote my book lol.. they would all have a wonderful field day at editing my vocabulary ha ha,,,Punctuation not a strong subject, but I get by 🙂 lol 🙂

    1. You must stop being so hard on yourself Sue. You are an eloquent writer. Even the greats had editors. We make the stories, and they polish. 🙂

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