Monthly Archives: January 2013

Copy editing (or, Copyediting)

Copy editing is another challenging role for an editor. A quality copy editor is an excellent mimic, one who is capable of finding the tone and voice of an author and have it be consistent throughout the length of the … Continue reading

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Developmental Editing (or, Digestion)

“Are you saying it as clearly and consistently as possible?” -Alan D. Williams Once picked up, a manuscript will go to the developmental editor. If the author has made it through the acquisitions experience with a smile still on their … Continue reading

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Acquisitions (or, Eating Books)

“There are times when you must finally say: ‘Although this is a bad idea, it is also badly written.’”  -Schuster But he also said this: “Don’t pass judgment on a manuscript as it is, but as it can be made … Continue reading

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Meddling Editors (or, Sinning Boldly)

(This essay was originally written on the subject of book editing and book publishing but I believe it applies to the entire business of publishing/producing stories. I reworked this first post to apply more abstractly to stories in general, regardless … Continue reading

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