If you are already actively trying to market your work, then you are aware that the majority of agents, book editors and magazine editors are now strongly suggesting that you have your manuscripts professionally edited before submission. This can be accomplished through the instructors at AllWriters’! In editing, the instructor will go through your manuscript, cleaning up any grammar and punctuation errors, and making suggestions as to where the piece could be improved. The instructor will also tell you, flat-out, if he or she believes the piece is ready for submission.
Editing comes with a fee of $50/hour. To give you some figuring power, it typically takes about an hour and a half to get through a ten-page manuscript, set up with Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.