Whether you’re a rising blogger or small business owner, the quality of your website really defines the entire foundation. An important aspect of building a website or blog, is to make sure that you avoid sloppy work. Usually when working on a new blog post or website page, we tend to want to get as much of it put into place as possible. As a blogger preparing many posts a day, I personally don’t take the time to immediately proofread my work. Like you, I am human and never make a perfect, mistake-free article on the first try, which is why I sought out an editor.
The main and most obvious reason that you will want an editor or two working on your site, is so that your hidden errors are corrected. No matter how talented you are in writing, you will always overlook minor errors if you try to proofread your own writing right away. Having a fresh set of eyes readily available to peak at your work allows you to have these commonly overlooked mistakes corrected. On top of having your post more thoroughly reviewed by a peer, you also have the luxury of not being bogged down by a ton of editing.
Editing can become a hassle when you look at a larger scale. If you make one blog post a week, you may not need an official editor. Instead you could ask a trustworthy friend to take a glance at it. Although, if you were to post blogs on a daily schedule, an editor is almost always a better choice. Many bloggers, like myself, like to take a day or two out of the week to crank out enough posts to last me through the next week or so. In order to do so, I like to continue to write nonstop on predetermined posts, so that I avoid getting distracted or becoming bored from the burden of critiquing small details.
To sum things up, will not having an editor mean your website is destined for failure? Of course not, but having one does make your site that much better! So take a moment to consider hiring or asking a friend to be your site’s editor, if you don’t already have one. They don’t necessarily have to be a professional, but their two cents will save you a ton of time! If you have any other suggestions for new bloggers or website owners, feel free to post a comment!