I've always been a creative person. I am a writer and that is my strength. I have always struggled with the more technical parts of the writing process. Editing is not something that I enjoy.
The reason that I dislike editing comes from the fact it takes so long. It means taking apart something that I put my heart and soul into. It is needed in order to make my work the best that it can be.
The process of editing has always been difficult. The more that I learn and actually go through the process the better my writing becomes. I am learning more about the technical aspects and am improving in this area.
The thing that I have come to realize above all about editing is that it is -not- a one and done. You have to edit your work several times to get it right. This can be time consuming and may not be your skill set.
At the end of the day it can be best to hire a professional editor for your work. This is something that publishers, authors and even readers recommend. The professional editor could assist you in several aspects of the editing process.
What are your thoughts/feelings on editing? Do you edit yourself or hire someone to edit your work? Let me know in the comments below.