Monthly Archives: February 2013

On Editing Literary Fiction in Particular (or, Keeping the Pulse)

While many editing tasks seem to be semi-straightforward, dealing with literary fiction is definitely its own animal. Even in genre fiction there are better known standards for structure and style, and while the occasional genre piece may transcend into literary … Continue reading

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Design, Marketing, and the Audience (or, Ensuring Metabolism)

Design When working with designers, Marshall Lee, in his well-known volume Bookmaking, says that, “Editors are involved with the design/production process in two ways: (a) imparting knowledge of the book to design, and (b) checking the preparation of the book … Continue reading

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Relating to the House (or, Making Sure People Don’t Hate You)

“Throughout, the editor is usually attempting to bring as many relevant colleagues into the picture as possible, with the double purpose of interesting them in the book and author at hand, and of demonstrating to the author that a team … Continue reading

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