Use the Internet to find the fiction editing service that’s right for you. In today’s competitive publishing world, the Internet proves to be a valuable resource for writers.

There is no doubt that the Web has had a significant impact on the writing and publishing world. Not only does it provide a new means for writers to get published, but it also opens a new avenue for writers to seek out resources, as well as to promote and market themselves. The Internet contains a wealth of information, from writing forums to databases and comprehensive listings. All of this can help you locate the right editing service for you.

Hiring a professional editor usually costs no more than a few pennies per word. Professional editors are more than happy to edit your work, and also to provide you with honest advice regarding the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. A professional fiction editor could offer valuable feedback on specific fiction elements, such as plot and characterization.  Therefore, it’s always best to have a professional pair of eyes read your book before submitting it to publishers.  Many writers use a professional editor for their final review to ensure that their writing is accurate and professional. Online editing services are also fast, efficient, and paperless.

Need Fiction Editing? How to Get Help Online with a Book Editor

When it comes time to start looking for a professional book editor, there are several useful online resources. The SFWA Writers Beware website helps identify services or editors who are disreputable, as well as provide you with advice on how to choose the best editorial help for your manuscript. Also, consider joining LinkedIn to network with established professionals in the writing and publishing world. The website is also a helpful place to gain writing tips and also to network with agents. is another useful resource.

Creating a writing blog could also help to promote your writing career or contribute to get you noticed. When you are writing your blogs, remember to keep your posts relevant to your writing. Readers will come to your blog expecting and wanting to read more about you as a writer.

Of course, as with any piece of writing, make sure your blog posts read smoothly and cleanly, free of any distracting spelling and grammatical errors. It may undermine your credibility as a writer. Remember to always proofread before you publish! If in doubt, submit it to a professional editing service.

Originally posted 1/23/2011 and happily updated 11/16/2017. Thanks for reading!

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