Sharing from Shirley Crowder’s blog, Inspired Prompt, Pros and Cons of Self-Editing.

It’s good for writers to do self-editing. By all means use the spell, grammar, and context tools you have to go through the manuscript. But when you feel like it’s done, as clean as you can make it, call on a professional. They are going to come to your work with a fresh perspective, completely subjective.

When I chose an editor, in addition to their reputation, I chose one who is in my reader demographic. While my story will be new to her, she is my potential audience, making her comments about the story more valuable to the project.

Just a few thoughts. Let me know your thoughts on self-editing.