As authors out there know, editing is expensive, and while there are editors out there for every budget and skill range, some people resort to behavior that is truly appalling, such as reaching out to dozens of editors to receive free sample edits of different sections of their book to get them edited “for free.”

While I’m sure the idea may sound attractive to some, editors usually turn around and ask the editing community whether or not the prospective client is being scammy about their book. I’ve seen several conversations confirming this terrible behavior from authors, who frankly give everyone else a bad name.

Also, who wants to read a book edited by say, thirty people? Not me. Not ever.

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