Preview: How to Ruin Your Editing Experience
This is a partial rough draft, and I want to know if you're interested in seeing/hearing the rest of it. (I'm considering doing a video. Schmancy!)
Most of you know that I've been struggling with burnout for about 8 months now. Before that I was like a whirlwind of fire writing articles, and working with clients, and creating courses and tools. There's a graveyard of unfinished projects on my computer. (And backed up elsewhere, I promise.)
I've tried to be very open about my struggles, but what you don't know is that I had an author relationship go south, and it has weighed heavily on me, wondering what I could have done differently. To be clear, not everything in this list was done by that author. It's a list of things that I have come across at one time or another, and I needed to get the whole thing off my chest.
But really, this post is about you.
Professional editing is a big investment. So you should get every penny's worth.
So I present: 8 Ways to Ruin Your Editing Experience.
Sarcasm font ON.
Pick the first editor you meet, without seeing if you agree with their philosophies.
Boast about your precious. That'll obviously make it clear that you expect light changes only, even though you're also expecting a skyrocket in sales.
Try to control the process. The customer is always right, so tell them how to do their job and what areas you want to hit first. Make sure to set an unreasonable deadline.
Alright, that's the first three. Do you want the other five? Should I post this on Writingeekery?
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