The Art of Self-Editing
Spellchecker Is Not Your Friend
What first impression do you intend to make on the publisher, whom you are asking to have faith in your writing ability and your work, to buy the rights to what you've created, and offer it in print to the world? Don't count on an editor to do your homework for you, or for a publisher to buy something because "it has potential." Professionals don't have the time to do what the writer should and could have done in the first place.