Review: Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor

Author Blake Atwood / Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 153 Pages

Book Cover Don't Fear the ReaperThis is a helpful book. It is especially important for that first-time, self-publishing writer that needs an editor. Someone new to the industry may not know what the different types of editing are, which they need, and what are reasonable prices for these services. These questions are answered.

I didn’t like that the author advertises his own editing services in multiple places in the work.  There were also places where he reiterated the same pieces of information and concepts. This made me doubt his editorial skills.

I did like that he tried to help the writer to understand the proper mindset and prepare the writer emotionally for being edited.

“In a later chapter, we’ll discuss much more about that first reaction to being edited, but for now, know that being open to becoming a better writer- and being open to even the most heinous of edits- is a character trait of all serious writers.”

Helpful, but a great deal of this information could have been found on line with some targeted search queries.

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