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How much do you pay someone to edit a book?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 18:55
I would suggest writing as many drafts as you can and having something as close to flawless as possible before you pay someone to do anything. Join a writer's group and have friends go over it too. Only when you and other people are convinced that what you have is publishable should you consider hiring a professional editor. That is when you start shopping for one.
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 19:16
I agree with David. Find a writer's group and read in front of them. After you think it's really good, ask the leader of the group if he has any contacts for an editor.
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 19:00
You don't pay to edit a book. Your publisher pays to edit the book. Your publisher pays you, too. If you're paying fees of any kind, you're in the wrong place. Also: paying an editor from royalties abuses the editor, because (with self-publishing, which is what I think you're talking about) the expected royalties are low. Very, very low..
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