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I originally had two editors comb through my work. I published only to discover two minor errors had slipped through.

I corrected and uploaded,but no doubt a few folks ended up with that copy. ( pass me the swear jar )

How many editors do you pay to comb through your work?
 

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There are different kinds of editors. I don't use a content editor at all any more although I did for my first several novels. But then they were editors paid by publishing companies. The last novel I paid two copyeditors originally and then paid a third when I got a few complaints (most erroneous but there were a handful of actual errors).

Whether there are perfect books in existence? Well, that's open to question, but I'm skeptical.
 

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These days I just pay a single editor for proofreading because that's what's in my budget. The occasional error can slip past even the best editor(s) but as long as the mistakes are few and far between, it's not a huge deal. The question to ask is, are there enough errors to significantly diminish the reader experience?
 

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Dara England said:
These days I just pay a single editor for proofreading because that's what's in my budget. The occasional error can slip past even the best editor(s) but as long as the mistakes are few and far between, it's not a huge deal. The question to ask is, are there enough errors to significantly diminish the reader experience?
Really my feeling. If I know about errors, I get around to correcting them, but unless I feel it will impact the reader experience, I'm not going to panic over them.
 

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I've hired a single editor for my latest, but two separate proofreaders are thrown into the bargain. I feel the book's getting a pretty thorough scrub.
 

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It doesn't matter how many sets of eyeballs pore over your drafts and manuscripts, and it doesn't matter how skilled or how qualified all those people are... inevitably, an error or two will slip through!  As mentioned previously: if the glitches don't diminish the reader's experience, then don't worry too much about it.
 
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