What should you ask before hiring an editor?

Congrats on finishing your novel. That is a major accomplishment! IA wants to help you make it the best it can be so we are posting here a few things you should ask yourself before contacting us about edits.

Four things you can ask yourself now:
  • Have I let it sit for a while?
  • Does it read like a novel?
  • Does it have a main plot?
  • What do my readers need in this story to get to the end?

Before you hire an editor…

We know you are excited. You JUST wrote THE END. That’s not the time, however, to contact editors about turning this novel into the next bestseller. You should let it sit for a few days. Put it in a drawer. Go play golf. You need to step away from it for a minute or thirty.

THEN when you are sure you are ready – go in and EDIT/REVISE this baby yourself. You do the second draft all on your own and THEN CALL US! We are ready to help you on to the next level!


Drop us a contact form below if you are to the point of edits. WE would love to work with you!


Meet Kim Smith, Infinity Author Services very own CEO! She’s a mystery author, graphic designer, as well as a mighty promotions magnet, and her energy turns all the wheels at IAS. As she haunts these hallowed halls, her writing cred goes on.

Kim is the author of eleven published works, including the zany mystery series featuring Shannon Wallace. Her reviews show how readers get attached to her characters. She also has an award winning time travel for young adults entitled An Unexpected Performance. It is a hit for all ages.

She is owned by a four-pound Chihuahua named Darby Doolittle, who will appear sometimes in her social media feeds. That’s only to appease the beast, as she can get quite snippy when ignored. Kim is also a big fan of Doctor Who with the tenth incarnation being her absolute favorite and she watches Chesapeake Shores when she has time. She says she wants to have less and less time for tv shows and hopes you will use her services to facilitate that loss.

Kim is often seen at local writing events with her writing buddies, and also many of the creative writing cons around the country. If you should see the Infinity Author Services table, please do stop by and say hi!

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and also Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/mkimsmith 

Get to know more about Kim at her author website http://www.kimsmithauthor.com 

And then, bookmark this site so you can keep up with all the fun stuff Kim will be doing this month-it will likely include giveaways!

 Kim’s Halloween read, In the Shadows, a Shannon Wallace Short Mystery will go on sale October 1st and you will be able to get it for FREE at Amazon! Keep checking back!