Should I send my manuscript to a proofreader before submitting it to an agent and/or publisher?

I am about to complete my manuscript after countless revisions and drafts. I believe I am ready to send it to an agent. Should I send it to an agent without hiring a proofreader? Or do some agents or publishers perform the proofreading for you?

Asked By: Retro Rocker - 7/7/2009
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First, proofread it yourself. Then send it to a proofreader--this can be a friend, a family member, a teacher--doesn't matter, because once they're done, you should proofread it again yourself one final time before submitting it to an agent or publisher. You can never be too careful... More
Answered By: Zed Wrecked - 7/7/2009
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A proof reader could help clean it up for you. I don't know if you're graduated, but remember in school, when doing an English assignment a teacher would usually ask for it to be proof-read before a good copy is completed? It's the same thing; you could have overlooked something, and having a fresh pair of eyes look... More
Answered By: Rae - 7/7/2009
It could help a lot I would say depends on the cost. If you can afford it go ahead and do it.
Answered By: Toby - 7/7/2009
You should diffidently have it proofread, at least three times by three different people. You don't need to hire anyone, just have someone you know and trust (who knows what their doing) go through it and jot down some notes where need be. You should never submit anything to a publisher without making sure you've done... More
Answered By: abracrow2000 - 7/7/2009
Ask someone to "beta-read" it for you... More
Answered By: M M - 7/7/2009
Well, its always in your best interest to have someone else read over your material and give you feedback and critique it. You don't need someone who's just going to tell you that "it's good, you should get it published," because that doesn't help you as a writer. You need someone who can spot flaws in your story, plot... More
Answered By: blackcat - 7/7/2009
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