They are trying to write their book on their own.
No, I am not talking about team writing. I am simply talking about authors who do all of their work - the planning, the drafting, the editing and so forth, entirely on their own. And this is where many of the self-publishing authors are at right now. There are even authors who are interested in taking the traditional publishing approach but doing this as well.
Be warned. There are dangers to this.
Today, I just want to focus in on the editing side of things. In fact there are 5 major reasons why editing your own work is not the safest thing to do:
- Too close to the subject
- Reliance on technology
- Too rushed
- Lacking knowledge
- Reading Miscues
- repetition of words or phrases
- homonyms and homophones
- tense shifts
- and even using the wrong words