“Let me say this, if you publish a book that’s sub par, no matter how much money you throw at it, it will never succeed.” —Penny C. Sansevieri, Huffington Post
“Self editing is the path to the dark side. Self editing leads to self delusion, self delusion leads to missed mistakes, missed mistakes lead to bad reviews. Bad reviews are the tools of the dark side.” ― Eric T. Benoit
Why Editing is Important
Inkwater encourages every author to invest in professional editing, as it is crucial to the credibility of the published work. Nothing will turn a book reviewer or literary agent away more quickly than discovering a myriad of mistakes in grammar, spelling, or basic sentence structure. Errors in the text disrupt the flow and distract the reader, and professionals in the book world will not take the book seriously. It is also difficult to market a book that hasn’t been edited properly. Our editorial staff has over 30 years of editing experience in literary, academic, and professional fields.
Inkwater offers a variety of editing options to meet the needs of the author and the manuscript. See our Editing Services page for more details.
If you would like to see an example of what an Inkwater edit might look like, see the Editing Sample page or submit your manuscript to us in a Microsoft Word–friendly document, and we will provide you with a 3 to 5 page free sample edit of your work.
You can find the answers to frequently asked editing questions on our FAQ page.