Every book requires editing, and even the most famous authors in the world are helped by an editor.
A good editor upgrades and improves your book, which is a very good investment for your book and for you as an author. It is the editor’s job to ensure that the book is written with a logical sequence in terms of story, characters, times, etc. For example, that the dialogue between characters sounds authentic.
In addition, they have to ensure that there are no grammar and spelling mistakes. A good editor won’t be “nice” to the author. It is their job to provide comments and point out to the author inaccuracies in the book, and many times they cut whole pages, chapters even, which contribute nothing to the book.
At Simple Story, this process involves the author, and you have the right to decide which changes you agree to and which ones you don’t. After all, the book is yours.
The editor examines the content or plot, the pace, the characterization, the dialogue, the structure and so on.
In copy editing, the grammar, spelling and sentence structure are checked and corrected.