To Edit or Not to Edit/ Why do you need a copyeditor?

If you’re a small business owner, service professional, or individual and you want your written words to shine, you should consider finding the right copyeditor to work with on a regular basis.

When you’ve written something—a book, ebook, report, article, blog, ezine—anything that other people will read, you want it to look professional. Otherwise you won’t be taken seriously. The only way to do that is to have another pair of eyes review it. You could have a friend or family member look at it, but they might not be expert enough to know how to fix common and uncommon problems. And they may not give you honest feedback. So, that’s what a professional copyeditor does.

If you look in the acknowledgment section of most books, you’ll see the author thanking their editor/copyeditor and/or proofreader. When you’re finished writing whatever you’ve written and you’re ready to submit it to a publisher, agent, or printer, or send it to your mailing list, or post it on you website, you MUST have it proofread or copyedited.

Referrals and repeat business are the heart of most business owners’ marketing. So if you want others to rave about your books or articles and tell others, you need to have all your writing be the best it can be. And if you want readers to buy your next book or ebook, you want your products to be squeaky clean.

Also, you can easily damage your credibility as a professional with a book or article filled with errors. You might be an expert in your field, but if your book has errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. readers will have concerns about you and your skills.

So that’s why you need a professional copyeditor. Find out how to choose the best copyeditor in my next installment.

Happy writing,


P.S. If you want to discuss your copyediting needs, I’m happy to set up a complimentary 20-minute consultation. Just sign up at and we’ll schedule it.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect With Us

Facebook Pinterest Google Plus
YouTube LinkedIn Twitter

 If you want to receive the latest updates to my blog, tap this button to subscribe
 Listen to My Latest Interview
Listen to internet radio with Flora M Brown PhD on Blog Talk Radio
 Join my network:
 Recent Posts
 Recent Comments
 Check Out These Great Business Tools!
Business Blogs - Blog Top Sites
Business Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
WritersWay Blog - Blogged

If you like my blogs you can make comments and vote for my blog by clicking on the link.