Judy & brother, photo property of Judy Harper, about 1956
For my first story I used my daughter, a two friends and my sister as editors. One friend's point of view was to see if my thoughts didn't complete thoughts that raised questions that needed to be answered; was there confusion about what I wanted to say and tense, past or present. My sister loves to read, so did the story keep her interested. Was it straight forward or did it wonder around too much. My daughter and second friend was grammar, did I start and end the paragraph in the same tense, which I'm finding is a problem with me.
Is this good editing? Should I pay to have someone edit? How much would it cost to have a professional edit my work? This subject is something I'm going to research. I very serious about becoming a profession writer.