Before writers approach a publisher, Alice Crider suggests you consider these 21 most important questions that editors ask. An editor, an author, and an author coach, she has combined her life coaching skills with her writing and 15 years of publishing experience since 2011. Alice shared this material at LittWorld 2012, pulling much of it from
By Dawn J. Anderson I think of editing as housecleaning. Someone else’s house. To prepare it for a party. A party where the guests need to be treated to nothing but the best. To go away satisfied in every way. As we consider all that editing entails—so much more than just dusting for spelling errors
The Personal Connection As an editor, have you ever wondered how to encourage your authors? How to inspire them to produce their best work? MAI president John Maust collected tips from top editors around the world explaining their methods to build strong editor-author relationships. Treat your author as a person, not a product. “I
An editor: ● believes a good book can be made better. ● raises the questions that provide objective guidance for the writer. ● is not afraid to say what he/she thinks about a manuscript, honestly but with sensitivity. ● has vigilant concern for every word, every sentence, every punctuation mark in the writer’s work. ● is a sounding board for
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