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I HATE to EDIT – BUT! – by Author Andrew Joyce

July 15, 2014

I totally agree with the Author. And while we are at it a tribute to my editor Susan Hughes
Thank you Ma’am for everything. 🙂

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


Chris has asked me to write an article about editing. Why me? I hate to edit, and I’m not very good at it, but my finished books (as opposed to this article) are error free. And that is the biggest complaint about self-published books. The errors, and I’m not talking about errors in formatting.


Let me start with a little story about one author that I know of. She is a very good writer. Her stories move along, and if anyone ever wrote a page-turner, it would be her. However, there is a problem with her books. She either doesn’t edit at all or she does minimal editing. The bottom line is that her lack of editing makes her books unreadable. At least for me.

I offered her advice once concerning her first book. “Take your book off Amazon and fix it.”


She responded that she might take it…

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  1. Thanks for the re-blog 😀

  2. I sent my (self-published) book to my editor after revising it twice and editing it once (by myself) and then I get a reply like, “Did you learn English in high school??” Hmm…. the perils of an author!! 😛
    Destination Infinity

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