Of course you used your spell-checker. I can tell because there are no spelling errors in your story. But… You knew there had to be a ‘but’, right? Consider this sentence, “Their ain’t nothing right about this hear sentence.” Run that through your spell-checker and it’ll inform you there are no errors. It is, however, loaded with grammatical problems and while ‘their’ and ‘hear’ are spelled correctly, those are not the proper choice of words for this usage. Some editing programs will point out a few more complex mistakes, but there aren’t many that can do the same job as a real, live person.
Many of you are aspiring authors and question the necessity of hiring an editor to review your final manuscript. It’s another expense before you ever get a chance to offer your best-seller to the public. Instead, view it as an investment. You’ve already put your precious time into enthralling your readers with your imaginative creation, you should want the work to be presented as professionally as possible.
Don’t forget my current special: If you’re a first-time author, I will edit your work for FREE! If you’ve only published one or two things, go ahead and ask me about a discount for your next work. 🙂