Why Hire a Professional Video Editor

Video content is one of the most effective communication tools a business can have. Video through channels like YouTube make it easier than ever to get your content to your audience at low costs. It can reach countless potential customers and build real connections impossible outside of brick and mortar shops. This doesn’t mean you need to be hiring a full-time video staff member, or contract a production company every other bek. There are plenty of times when content can be generated by employees. We have even produced a guide to help those looking to edit video for the first time. On the other hand, here are some reasons why you might want to invest in a professional editor:


Every minute one of your employees is editing  video is a minute that they’re not attending to their normal tasks. If your staff already has a full workload or are trying to make deadlines, editing is just another thing adding stress to their day. A professional editor allows your employees to focus their efforts  in their areas of expertise.

Post-Production Colorist


A video editor can be a pricey choice, but when you hire a professional you to will know the cost up front. They have invested  money into proper equipment and time into learning the craft. The cost of amateur editing is less clear. Costs crop up like, additional hard drives or hardware upgrades. These expenses can be unpredictable and might not turn into quality long term investments. Depending on the scope and details of the project, it might be cheaper to choose a pro.


A professional comes with experience. Between the streamlined process and the multitude of tricks for troubleshooting, the professional will know how to get the job done. This results in less time spent on trial and error, and a significantly faster completion of your content

The Professional Look

You can tell when someone hired a pro for a project. From branded motion graphics, color correction, clean audio, and a sense of audience attention and focus, a professional has more tools and knowhow to bring your content to the next level.

Stronger Narrative

Every editor has a fine-tuned sense of perspective. Content without that perspective often seems rough around the edges. A professional judges every decision by the questions “Does this audience need this information?” and “Does this information fit into this narrative?” They will create content custom tailored for your audience. The outside perspective allows an unbiased view of what makes your company unique, and can focus on what your customers want and need from your content.

Skillman Video Group LLC is a Boston video production company. Call us anytime at 617-858-8232.