I have a great copy editor. She’s dedicated, technically focused, a great speller and grammarian. And she’s free. We edited Blue Across the Sea at least four times before we called it quits and just published the thing.
She bought herself a hard copy from TheBookPatch and proceeded to find glitch after glitch. She was beside herself with chagrin. Well, I said, we can change the book anytime and for any reason we like.
So, she re-read the whole thing, correcting in pencil this time and then transferred the corrections up to the Google Doc we share. I pulled down the DOCX version, uploaded to Draft2Digital, republished and voila, errata are now toast.
Until the next few glitches show up, of course.
And that’s my point. No matter how many times you edit your manuscript, you will ALWAYS find something to fix. Fortunately, this self-publishing channel is drop-dead-simple for making changes.
If you purchased my novel (there have been two of you so far) I’m anxious to get you an updated epub or mobi version, with all the (50+) fixes in place, gratis. Give me a jingle and I slip you a link.