Whether you have written a company blog post, an academic article, or a novel, your writing is a reflection of you. For many reasons, it is nearly impossible to edit one’s own work. Often, one has read the document so many times that the words have become a blur. Plus, you know what you want to say. An editor is your first reader and can tell you whether or not your message is coming across. If I am confused, you can be sure your reader will be, too. Most importantly, you want your writing to be the very best that it can be. Editing is like adding an extra coat of polish. It will make your work shine.