Hi guys, My name is Bryce and since i joined (earlier today) i have found this forum extremely fun and knowledgeable . I have a few questions about editing a novel. I am the kind of person who edits nearly 100% as i go along because i dread getting to the end of my story, writing my last sentence, and going "welp, im about half way to publication!" Thats scary for me. When i finish, i want to be almost done with my story. I know i cant be 100% done at that point, but im hoping at least 80% done with the editing process. I do hope to hire an editor to do touch ups and such, but i don't want to pay out the wazoo for it either, so im going to attempt to do most of it myself. but... then i thought: "Hmm, maybe i can find a partner. Somebody who will read my story, chapter by chapter, as i go along. They can give me tips and point out my mistakes and poorly worded sentences. I thought i may find somebody like that on this site, but i have a few self-quarrels with the idea: 1) is it safe? plagiarism is very prominent, sadly. 2) if i do decide to do it, i want it to be both ways. I would find somebody who'll let me revise their story while they revise mine. 3) what if we move at different paces? I am a freshmen in high school, i work, i have schoolwork, and i do competitive gymnastics. My true passion, however, is writing. I do it in all my free time, but even then, free time is sparse. Somedays i write no words, some days i write several hundred, but either way my process is slow, especially when you include the fact that i revise my story as i write. Your thoughts on this?