Book editing is more than just editing raw manuscripts. This process will have a huge influence whether the book will get published or not. Many authors neglect editing thinking that this process will change the overall narrative. However, when these authors work with the perfect editor, they can communicate on the ideas as to why the changes are necessary. Greg Van Arsdale, author of The Genesis Project and a full time editor, believes that clients should understand the changes in the original manuscript.Van Arsdale’s art of editing in fiction and nonfiction books aims to help authors become better writers and not only on the sole purpose of returning a pristine manuscript. Book editing is important for two major reasons.