This is insightful.
Due to the price of WhiteSmoke right now, I’m not in a good financial state to spend $79.95 annually (I’m assuming WhiteSmoke is up and running again).
However, I’m willing to see about alternatives.
The other day I read a blog about the importance of hiring someone to edit your book before publishing it. The writer couldn’t fathom any reason an author would not put out their best work which in her opinion meant having a professional editor review the book before publication.
While I agree that putting a professional, well-polished, grammatically correct novel should be the goal of all authors, I do, however, understand why someone wouldn’t hire a proofreader or copy editor.
Money. Pure and simple, I believe it is a financial issue. It doesn’t have anything to do with not valuing their work or not being a professional. Hiring a professional to review your book is not cheap. I am one of those authors who didn’t have someone proof my first novel, Summoned, before I self-published it, and money is the reason why.
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