It’s impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all types. Your mind subconsciously fills in what it thinks should be there, and your conscious appraisal is none the wiser.
A manuscript should be noticed for its content and quality. The writer is too close to the material to be objective. A professional book editor can recognize the repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic, and other problems that are often overlooked by the writer.
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