When presentation matters, an editor can help you ensure that your work is the best it can be

Not sure whether the proper word is ensure or insure? A good editor will not only find typos and grammar goofs but can also suggest improvements to the flow and organization of a document or manuscript (or website!) and point out redundancies, repetitions, and inconsistencies in your work. Critical feedback is important, even for the best writers.

But you can (and should!) edit your own work, too. (That leaves less work for the editor!) Reading well-written material will help you learn to think critically, improve your vocabulary, and recognize flaws. Books (and blogs!) provide useful tips that you can apply to your own writing.

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