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Posts tagged book editor
What to Expect When You Hire an Editor

In the past few weeks, I’ve given workshops to beginning writers, and some frequent questions that pop up are, What is like working with an editor? Should I do anything to prepare for an editor?

These are GREAT questions, and if you’re asking them, that means you’re already doing what you’re supposed to. Let me preface this post by saying all editors are different (well, duh, Tiffany). Okay, I know, that was an obvious statement. But what I’m trying to say is that in this post I’m going to give a general overview of what it’s like working with an editor. Of course, this perspective is slightly skewed to how I operate. Having said that, I have many editor friends. I, myself, have worked with multiple editors, and so in this post, I’m trying to combine all of those experiences into one that will give you a good idea of what working with an editor should be like.

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The Four Stages of Editing (and why they're REALLY important)

There’s a lot of confusion among writers and editors (if we’re being completely honest) about the different types of editing stages that a manuscript goes through. So here I am, ready to dispel some of that misinformation (or to cause more misinformation, I guess you never know). The problem with naming different types of editing is that no one can quite agree on what to call the four stages. Is it line or substantive? Copyedit or proofread? Developmental or manuscript assessment?

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