With so many editing tools out there, why is there a need for editors? Nowadays, writers can depend on their computers, some with editing tools already built in, for spelling and grammar checks. There are other tools available to us as well such as Grammarly, Hemingway, and Ginger, just to name a few, that are used to fine tune our content. So, again, why is there a need for editors?
For one, while editors are good for correcting grammar, punctuations, etc., there is nothing like having a one-on-one relationship with a person, who is in your corner as a true support system while you’re writing your book.
With a keen eye, an editor’s purpose is to enhance manuscripts and other documents. Not only do they fix the simple mistakes, provide suggestions and other ways to improve content, they sometimes take on the roles of listening ears and/or counselors to their clients in more ways than one. They can serve as encouraging cheerleaders, rooting you on during the writing process until you cross the finish line.
With a keen eye, an editor’s goal is to enhance manuscripts and other documents.
Despite advancements in technology, they pale in comparison to human interaction. There is nothing like having a dependable wordsmith who will ensure your book/document is top-notch and polished.