Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do Paperback – Jan 12 1994
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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.
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."