10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor

Know when to hire a professional editor

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Considering hiring a professional editor? Here
are 10 reasons why hiring a professional editor
may be the right decision for you.

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"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." – Mark Twain


You have just completed your thesis, a term paper, a letter to a new client, or a press release. You've read it and re-read it, but are just not sure it's right. You're not certain you have communicated your ideas clearly and effectively. There are words and sentences you're not happy with, but you're not sure how to fix them. This is the point when you need a professional editing service.

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! Following are 10 reasons to hire a professional editor:

1. A fresh pair of eyes

You’ve spent hours, perhaps days, weeks, or even months creating your document. Whether you've dashed off a press release or spent months crafting a thesis, it can be difficult to edit your own work. A fresh pair of eyes can more easily see any overlooked issues. Perhaps you've used "thus" five times in two paragraphs or have consistently misused a word. A professional editor will help catch any errors.

2. An objective pair of eyes

At Scribendi.com, we won’t be shy about critiquing your efforts. Our main concern is making your piece as strong as possible. While a friend or colleague may hesitate to tell you an entire paragraph needs to be deleted or to point out grammatical errors, a professional editor will gladly address these issues and work with you to make improvements.

3. Saves you time

We will save you hours, maybe even days, of precious time. Rather than re-reading your creation for the sixth, seventh, or tenth time, you can move on to another project, knowing your work is being edited in a timely manner.

4. Saves you frustration

Hiring a professional editor saves you the frustration of revising your work alone. The job of an editing service is to correct and improve your document and quickly rectify grammar, style, word choice, or flow issues.

5. An editor is a paid professional

Good editing is a job. When you hire an editor, you are hiring a professional to do what they do best—edit! Searching for incorrectly spelled words, reorganizing paragraphs, double-checking style guides, finding the perfect word—these are things a professional editor does. They are paid for their expertise and their job is to ensure your writing is as polished as possible.

6. Improve language use

Scribendi.com can improve your word usage so your ideas are communicated as effectively as possible. A professional editor can correct a wide array of language-related concerns, from improving word choice to correcting common ESL mistakes.

7. Help develop your projects

A professional editor can help you with a variety of projects, such as resume/CV creation, manuscript formatting, letter writing, query packages, and marketing materials.

8. You get the best possible product

Whether you want to ensure you receive a high mark on a paper, publish your article, or impress your clients, your writing needs to be free of grammatical and stylistic errors. We will work with you to make your final document the best possible product.

9. An editor is versatile

Our editors have experience in specific fields—from liberal arts to business to science—and can assist you with any type of writing.

10.  Help perfect your writing

A professional editor not only fixes mistakes, but will help you perfect your writing. We will reveal errors and style issues you may not have noticed. By showing you ways to correct and improve your work, you will learn how to refine your writing ability. And, if you find that you still want to learn more about proper editing, you can always take our online editing course

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