Why every writer needs an editor

Even the best writers need a second pair of eyes. Here are some reasons editors rock.

He’s even funnier when he uses words like “ding-danged,” as he did in a recent Facebook post.

To quote: “Bloggers, for all that is good and holy, COPYEDIT YOUR DING-DANGED POSTS.”

While that status update sparked some great chatter around “writers vs. authors” and whether any monkey with a typewriter can publish a book these days, it boiled down to one undeniable fact: Writers—all writers—need editors.

Blame your brain

According to The National Geographic, our brains are hardwired to make sense of what we see, hear, smell, touch and taste. And, t’s hardwired to fill in missing pieces with whatever our expectations suggest should be there.

It’s evolution, baby. And it makes it very difficult to edit one’s own work.

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