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"Strong language skills . . ."
Editors often provide additional, related services. Many of these services complement each other and are accomplished in a more timely, efficient manner when completed simultaneously or by the same person.
Writing is by far the most common related service offered by editors. The strong language skills that editors develop often make them successful writers as well. However, it is strongly recommended that the individual contracted to write a document be different from the one contracted to edit the document. A fresh set of editorial eyes can objectively evaluate the text and will catch more errors than the author’s subjective review.
As with writing, it is strongly recommended that the individual contracted to edit a document be different from the one contracted to proofread the document.
That said, a client may find it both convenient and cost-effective to work with the same person for copyediting as well as indexing. A client might also benefit from having an editor collaborate as a researcher.
Editors can also lend a trained eye and editorial insight to services like desktop publishing, consulting and project management, marketing, and training.