It’s a truth universally acknowledged that an author in possession of a manuscript must be in want of an editor. But how do you choose an editor? How much should you spend? Do you even need editing at all?
As with writer’s block, what works for one person may not work for another. But here’s some spaghetti to throw at the refrigerator door:
If you delivered a completed manuscript to your editor, odds are that you’ve received feedback in two different forms: comments in the margin of the manuscript and an editorial letter. Some people get overwhelmed with the feedback and have a hard time figuring out where to start. Here is how I would do it: