Why You Should Hire a Copyeditor

As an editor, my primary function is to find and correct things that are wrong (examples: a misspelling, a factual error, a word that you "didn't think was that racist," a grammatical construction that makes you sound like a cannibal). I have to be observant, and I also have to continually educate myself to ensure I'm able to spot any potential problems. It's often easy to overlook mistakes when you're dealing with a 4,000-word feature or, say, your thirtieth document of the day. When your word count is less than ten, however, you don't have an excuse:


Copyeditors are a dying breed these days, although that doesn't mean they're any less necessary.

First thing via Jeremy Parish; last two links via Bill Walsh. Box art directly from Amazon.