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If you plan to self-publish, or e-publish, hiring a viable editor is essential.
Remember, when writing for publication, you are not writing for yourself; you are writing for the reader. Keeping the reader in mind through using proper grammar goes far in helping sell your work. I've compiled a list of some things good grammar accomplishes for your writing:
- Keeps your writing fluid
- Prevents the reader from backtracking
- Keeps your thoughts organized for the reader
- Frees the reader to concentrate on your plot
- Gives you credibility as a writer