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Completing a book is a milestone that often requires years of hard work. At the point that you are finished writing, you might consider getting your book self-published or approach an independent publisher. Although, before you do that, it is recommended that you send your book to a professional book proofreading service. By hiring a book proofreading service, your book will be objectively read, and this can reveal inconsistencies, redundant sentences or words, poor paragraph or sentence structure, repetition and can help with clarification. This type of quality control measure is essential for any author at any level. By only relying on family members or friends to edit your book you set yourself up for a biased perspective.

By creating an edited book, you are striving for a perfect polished piece. It is important to correct the small grammatical errors or remove any redundant sentences because, for some authors, small errors such as these can ruin their chance of finding a publisher. If a publisher finds these small errors, he or she might not think that your book has a high level of authorship or might assume that attention to detail was not considered.

In addition, from the perspective of the reader, most readers will skim through the first few pages of a book before making a purchase, and while it is true that a nice cover and an appealing title will grab their attention, actually, it is really only error-free writing that will close the sale. If your book is published with simple mistakes the reader might consider that you are an amateur writer or that your story is not well developed. In fact, nothing destroys the credibility of your writing more quickly than a book that is filled with mistakes.

Professional book proofreading services ensure that your book is clear and flows well. After investing a large amount of time, emotion and money into your manuscript, it is important to consider that hiring a book proofreading service is an investment that can turn an average book into a great book. After putting so much effort into writing your book it would be a shame to release your work with errors that easily could have been avoided by hiring a professional book proofreading service.

When a book proofreading service edits your book you can consider this as an investment in your writing career. The feedback that you receive on your writing style, character build-up and the overall flow of your book can all be considered as learning tools that will help you grow as a writer.

Many writers often feel nervous about having someone critique their writing because it can feel like they are being exposed. However, it is important to remember that an editor’s suggestions are not meant to be insulting and should not make you question your writing ability. In fact, even the most veteran writers still have to have their work checked to ensure that their writing is as clean as it can be when it reaches their readers.

Andy McGowan
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