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  • Paperback: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press; 3rd edition (Jan. 12 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802132634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802132635
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Leeper on May 5 2002
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book for writers as well as for potential editors. It is a collection of essays by well known editors discussing their craft and the inner-workings of a publishing house.
For writers, this book will clear up some misconceptions on what an editor can, and can not, do for you. It lets you know what many editors are looking for, and explains the various kinds of editing. I would recommend Scott Walker's essay on small presses. After reading this, you should take a long look at which house you wish to publish your manuscript.
For potential editors, this book will give you a better view of the different kinds of editing and the way the editing world is changing. Above all else, I would read John Paine's essay on the reasonable suggestion. This will put things into perspective.
Again, I would highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com on Dec 4 2001
Format: Paperback
This what I didn't have studying English at Illinois State University... "Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do."
So we studied reading the poets, and writing essays, and all that. But we had no idea what to do afterwards.
What do editors do? How can I, as a writer, meet their needs?
"Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do" provides the nitty gritty low-down. These aren't secrets, but you do need to know these things.
It is more than about publishing as a job, but an examination of the sorts of things which matter to an editor. Want to get your stuff past the slush pile, or work long-term with an editor. Here's how.
I fully recommend "Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do."
Anthony Trendl
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6 2000
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Editors on Editing is a must have reference for writers as well as to-be editors. It is a collection of real stories that teach you and make you think about the editorial world from every angle and in every step of production. It is especially helpful for new editors and people looking to get into editing. It will definitely answer a lot of your questions and will dispell many myths.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Waldman on Aug. 16 2000
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Every published author and wannabe writer should read this book to understand what really happens behind the publishers door. It will help you get published and understand why your great american novel received a postcard rejection slip. I should know: I'm a developmental editor for Tarcher/Putnam books. It even helped me to get my own books published. Read it or weep!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Vaage on May 18 2015
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Great book! Everything I had hoped for. Great for editors or writers. A little dated in technology but is still spot on
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