Who is the voice of your book? And shouldn’t it be you?
As you move to editing stage with your book and looking for an editor, there are many that will deliver a pitch to draw you in and offer that they can make your book, you. Yet, so many editors today seem to correct, alter and change the voice of the author and take the book to another place.
Now I get it. Punctuation, grammar and all that. I also know I am not the greatest speller. But I have my voice and in my first and third books, my voice was lost by editors that took it away. My second book was edited by a guy named Thom Lemmons and he found my voice and learned my style, before making corrections.
In creating a book that is going to stand out and not just have the same tone as others in a given genre, the best approach is to look for an editor that can understand you, learn you and work with you to both correct but maintain and even embellish your writing to sound more like your voice.
Find that editor that knows the answer to the question, who is the voice of your book, is you.