The Art of Editing

What Is an Editor? ' In Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do , 3rd edn, edited by Gerald C. Gross , 3–9 . New York : Grove Press . Winters , David. 2016. ' Theory and the Creative Writing Classroom: ...

The Art of Editing

The place of the editor in literary production is an ambiguous and often invisible one, requiring close attention to publishing history and (often inaccessible) archival resources to bring it into focus. In The Art of Editing, Tim Groenland shows that the critical tendency to overlook the activities of editors and to focus on the solitary author figure neglects important elements of how literary works are acquired, developed and disseminated. Focusing on selected works of fiction by Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace, authors who represent stylistic touchstones for US fiction of recent decades, Groenland presents two case studies of editorial collaboration. Carver's early stories were integral to the emergence of the Minimalist movement in the 1980s, while Wallace's novels marked a generational shift towards a more expansive, maximal mode of narrative. The role of their respective editors, however, is often overlooked. Gordon Lish's part in shaping the form of Carver's early stories remains under-explored; analyses of Wallace's fiction, meanwhile, tend to minimise Michael Pietsch's role from the creation of Infinite Jest during the mid-1990s until the present day. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as interviews with editors and collaborators, Groenland illuminates the complex and often conflicting forms of agency involved in the genesis of these influential works. The energies and tensions of the editing process emerge as essential factors in the creation of fictions more commonly understood within the paradigm of solitary authorship. The mediating role of the editor is, Groenland argues, inseparable from the development, form, and reception of these works.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

With this book and your talent, you hold the keys to getting published. "One of the most thorough, up-to-date references in publishing. An essential tool for serious writers.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors  Publishers and Literary Agents  2002 2003

This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

Editor Proof Your Writing

Finding a qualified editor So, how do you find an editor? Well, the same way you find a critique partner—by word of mouth and on the Internet. Be warned, though, that you need to be your own gatekeeper when you select an editor.

Editor Proof Your Writing

Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic method for clearing up foggy writing—writing that's full of extra, misused, and overused words—in this guide to producing sparkling copy that attracts readers, agents, editors, and sales. McNair explains the common mistakes made by most writers and shows how eliminating unnecessary words strengthens action, shorten sentences, and makes writing crackle with life. Containing 21 simple, straightforward principles, Editor-Proof Your Writing teaches how to edit weak verb forms, strip away author intrusions, ban redundancies, eliminate foggy phrases, correct passive-voice sentences, slash misused and overused words, and fix other writing mistakes. A superb addition to any writer's toolkit, this book will not only make writing clearer and more grammatical, it will also make it more concise, entertaining, and appealing to publishers.

WRITE EDIT PROMOTE

I have not edited this book in the manner I run a fine-tooth comb through manuscripts of my clients. The reason for this is that I want to stress on an important point I keep telling all authors.

WRITE  EDIT  PROMOTE

I am not exaggerating when I say I get at least 8-9 messages over all social media platforms every single month asking me, how to write. “I love to write but I don’t know how to begin doing it formally.” “Can you give me tips on writing?” “Who will read me when nobody knows me?” “Is publishing a book very traumatising a process?” “Why don’t you take online classes teaching how to write?” These are just a few of the questions people ask me and while I really want to help them, I am never sure where do I begin from. Writing is such a vast activity on its whole and I believe no one can really be taught how to write. But all of us can learn to write better. In this book, I wanted to address questions about writing, editing, hiring an editor, and even, how to promote a book without spending a bomb. Many people remain confused and unaware of how none of this is too difficult if done the correct way. If you look hard and carefully, you might spot some errors in this book. I have not edited this book in the manner I run a fine-tooth comb through manuscripts of my clients. The reason for this is that I want to stress on an important point I keep telling all authors. The writer of the piece looks at it from the writer’s eyes. The editor’s eyes can spot things a writer’s eye might not. Of this book, I am (only) the author. I hope this book helps you. I know publishing is not a smooth experience. I cannot help you get published, but I hope I can help you with a few other things that come up in the process. I’d love to know what you think. Do mail me, I have mentioned my email id at the beginning of the book.

Essential English for Journalists Editors and Writers

But it is a complete misunderstanding of the process to imagine that this system, or any other, does away with the need for copydesk editing skills (still less the need for writing ability). The team editor will normally do this work or ...

Essential English for Journalists  Editors and Writers

Essential English is an indispensable guide to the use of words as tools of communication. It is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organisations. FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED BY CRAWFORD GILLAN RECOMMENDED BY THE SOCIETY OF EDITORS

Robert s Rules of Writing Second Edition

111 Unconventional Lessons That Every Writer Needs to Know Robert Masello. RULE. 86. BEFRIEND. YOUR. EDITOR. Writers can be a prickly lot, and nothing makes them pricklier than an editor. It's just in the nature of the relationship.

Robert s Rules of Writing  Second Edition

Bestselling author Robert Masello guides working and aspiring writers alike with the hard-won advice, tricks of the trade, and indispensable encouragement that only a seasoned professional can provide. Although there’s no shortage of books on writing and publishing, there’s none quite like Robert’s Rules of Writing: 111 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs to Know. Drawing on his many years of experience as an award-winning journalist, TV writer, and the author of over twenty books published by mainstream houses and translated, to date, into nineteen languages, Robert Masello addresses all the issues that confront, and all the problems that beset, writers of all stripes. Whether you’re working on a novel or a script, a memoir or a blog, an epic poem or a newspaper piece, you’re going to have to find the best way to express yourself clearly, persuasively, and entertainingly. You’ll have to find your own personal voice (much harder than it sounds) and use that unique voice to convey your story, your thoughts, and your opinions, to the many readers out there that you’re eager to reach; with complete candor and welcome irreverence, Robert’s Rules of Writing offers the inside knowledge that will help you do just that. As provocative as they are amusing, these rules are purposely designed to challenge the old axioms and get you thinking afresh about your work. In well over a hundred short but pithy takes, Masello guides you over hurdles, around obstacles, and through the seemingly insurmountable barriers to completion and ultimately publication—hooray!—of your writing. It’s a lively, thought-provoking, and often downright funny addition to any veteran, or fledgling, writer’s shelf.

Work at Home Company Listing for Freelance Editors and Writers

Telecommuting Companies that Offer Freelance Editing and Writing Employment Opportunities S. Marie Surles. Kidd. He has been a document editor for 17 years with experience in a wide variety of fields. EditFast was conceived late one ...

Work at Home Company Listing for Freelance Editors and Writers

A reference and sourcebook of work-at-home company listings for freelance editors and writers. This ebook has compiled a listing of telecommuting companies that previously and currently hire freelance editors, writers and bloggers to work from home. All contact details are provided and verified as of the book's publication. HEA-Employment.com is a work-at-home job listing service. Our website offers job seekers access to thousands of available work-at-home job opportunities. Over the years we compiled a listing of thousands of legitimate telecommuting companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. The companies listed in this ebook are currently hiring or have hired people to work from home in the past. The companies are accept resumes for current and future job openings. HEA-Employment.com has the most comprehensive work at home job database on the Internet today with access to 1000's of work at home jobs and home based business opportunities from over 1,000 job boards all on one site. From part-time and temporary to full-time and permanent, every type of job is included. You can select when you want to work, how much you want to work and how much you want to be paid.

Editors on Editing

The book portrays the editor as an individual and a skilled professional and reveals the editors' various personalities and temperaments, their attitudes toward literature, their educational backgrounds and thei r involvement with or ...

Editors on Editing

This anthology assembles the comments of prestigious editors to provide an introduction to the multifaceted responsibilities of the working editor. The book portrays the editor as an individual and a skilled professional and reveals the editors' various personalities and temperaments, their attitudes toward literature, their educational backgrounds and thei r involvement with or detachment from their authors. The editors also detail how manuscripts are obtained and selected, criteria used in evaluating a manuscript, and the revising and rewriting of the manuscript, and the intricacies of dealing with authors and agents. Well-known editors offer opinions on the philosophy of editing and discuss the specific skills involved in being a science fiction editor, a literary editor and a mass-market-paperback editor. Also displays the art of editorial letter-writing by some of its classic practioners such as Maxwell Perkins, John Farrar and Pascal Covici. ISBN 0-06-091120-4 (Pbk.) : $14.95.

Career As an Editor

Most writers would prefer not to alter a single word in their manuscript. They are simply too close to the work. So an editor takes an objective look at the text, spots flaws, and corrects them.

Career As an Editor

WITH FINGERS DASHING ACROSS THE keyboard, editors can transform mediocre writing into epic prose. They can take a forgettable jumble of words and turn them into literary jewels. Wherever there is good writing - books, magazines, newspapers, websites - there are editors working in the background. For their efforts, editors get no byline at the beginning of the story or credit on the title page. They are never asked to autograph a written piece of work they have helped create. Only rarely will an editor's name appear in the masthead of a newspaper or magazine. Occasionally an editor's name may be mentioned in the acknowledgment of a book. Otherwise, they work in complete anonymity. So why do editors take on this seemingly thankless task of refining the writing of others? Because they hate to see words misused, grammar mangled, and sentences run on forever. For those who appreciate the written word, editors are unsung heroes. Editing is a specialized talent that is honed to perfection through years of experience. Top editors literally know everything there is to know about the written word. They approach their work like highly skilled surgeons, except that editors are looking to cure the ills of manuscripts, rather than patients. Most writers would prefer not to alter a single word in their manuscript. They are simply too close to the work. So an editor takes an objective look at the text, spots flaws, and corrects them. Though writers rarely admit it, they appreciate the work of a good editor who takes a manuscript and makes it better, stronger, tighter. In their jobs, editors work with all eight parts of speech - verbs, nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections - for starters. It gets more complicated from there. Just think about the parts of a verb - base, past tense, and past participle. Do not forget to throw gerunds and infinitives into the mix. Of course, past, present, and future tense have to be taken into consideration as well. Add sentence structure and word choice into the equation, plus tone and voice. Synonyms and antonyms also come into play. Spelling and punctuation do not escape the watchful eye of a careful editor, either. There is also the flow of the story. Does it all make sense? Does it hang together? Are the characters fully developed? These are all things readers are grateful they do not have to worry about because they are taken care of by studious editors before the written word is released for public consumption. Editors are on the front lines of the literary world. The quality of what everybody reads is in their hands and the results of their work are an open book.

The National Directory of Editors and Writers

SKILLS: freelance editor, independent book editor, book doctor, copyeditor or line editor, literary consultant, writing coach, writing instructor. MARKETS SERVED: writers, publishers, nonfiction book authors (biography, self~help, ...

The National Directory of Editors and Writers

This comprehensive guide features America's top editors and writers for hire—serving the needs of nonfiction and fiction writers, publishers, literary agents, corporations, companies, educational institutions, and non-profits.

An Editor s Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

... to do, such as surfing the Internet or checking email. Solving these opens the doors to effective writing, but only if you really want to write. ... We don't enjoy writing and do it because we are responsible and meet deadlines.

An Editor s Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

A good research paper is more than just a clear, concise, scientific expose. It is a document that needs to go beyond the science to attract attention. There are both strict and less definable norms for doing this, but many authors are unaware as to what they are or their use. Publishing is rapidly changing, and needs to be explained with a fresh perspective. Simply writing good, clear, concise, science is no longer enough-there is a different mind-set now required that students need to adopt if they are to succeed. The purpose of this book is to provide the foundations of this new approach for both young scientists at the start of their careers, as well as for more experienced scientists to teach the younger generation. Most importantly, the book will make the reader think in a fresh, creative, and novel way about writing and publishing science. This is an introductory guide suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers in both the life and physical sciences.

2015 Writer s Market

The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing?

2015 Writer s Market

The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let the 2015 Writer's Market guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new editorial material devoted to the business and promotion of writing, including advice on pitching to agents and editors, managing your freelance business, and building a readership. This edition also includes the ever popular--and updated--pay-rate chart, plus dozens of articles and essays like these: • Kate Meadows, freelance writer and editor, shares seven habits of financially savvy writers. • Carol Tice, professional writer, teaches you how to build your writing career with social media. • Dana W. Todd, public relations professional, explains how to successfully pitch you and your work like a PR pro. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Finally, NEW TO THIS YEAR'S EDITION is an exclusive webinar "How to Find More Success Freelancing," taught by Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market. It takes a lot more than flawless writing to be a freelance writer. This hour-long webinar will help you to increase your chances of success. You'll learn the current freelance landscape, how to find freelance opportunities, how to secure assignments, negotiating strategies, and more. Whether the goal is to publish a book, write a magazine article, or freelance for local businesses, this webinar is for writers looking to find more success with their freelancing and ultimately make more money. "Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Successful writers know they must add the Writer's Market. You should too." -Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream Buffet, 7-time RITA award-winner, and RWA Hall of Fame member "The business of writing is unnecessarily intimidating. Editors want good writing, so why can it be so hard to get published. Writer's Market helps make sense of that big question, offering the kind of straight-shooting advice writers needs. I bought my first copy over a decade ago and still feel grateful that I was able to send my first submissions without embarrassing myself. Writer's Market is an invaluable tool that I find myself recommending again and again." -Erica Wright, author of the novel The Red Chameleon and poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal, as well as Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine

Self Editing for Fiction Writers Second Edition

Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Self Editing for Fiction Writers  Second Edition

Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

New Hart s Rules The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors

A copy-editor should also be alert to any material that seems potentially defamatory (see 20.5), that is sexist or ... or sexist to use he in ref erence to a person of unspecified sex, as in every child needs to know that he is loved.

New Hart s Rules  The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors

Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford was first printed in 1893. This classic reference work for writers, editors, and publishers was in print through 39 editions for nearly one hundred years. New Hart's Rules is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text into the 21st century, providing answers to questions of editorial style for a new generation of professionals. Writers and editors of all kinds will find this handy guide an indispensable companion in their work. Twenty chapters give information on all aspects of writing and of preparing copy for publication, whether in print or electronically. New Hart's Rules covers a broad range of topics including publishing terms, layout and headings, how to treat illustrations, hyphenation, punctuation, UK and US usage, bibliographies and notes, and indexing. The chapters have been compiled by a team of experts and consultants, and the book draws on the unrivalled expertise of Oxford's Reference Department. It is also endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. The text is designed and organized for maximum accessibility with clearly displayed examples throughout. Authoritative and comprehensive, New Hart's Rules is the essential desk guide for all writers and editors, and together with the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors forms the complete editorial reference set.

The Editor

All drafts and money orders should be made payable to the Editor Publishing Co. ... In each number we shall tell you of some publication of which you have not previously known , and which may be a market for just the material you have ...

The Editor


Supporting Research Writing

to retain more control over the text and therefore wish to know exactly what amendments have been made (and maybe learn ... If the author does not request telephone, face-to-face or e-mail follow-up, the editor may offer this option, ...

Supporting Research Writing

Supporting Research Writing explores the range of services designed to facilitate academic writing and publication in English by non-native English-speaking (NNES) authors. It analyses the realities of offering services such as education, translation, editing and writing, and then considers the challenges and benefits that result when these boundaries are consciously blurred. It thus provides an opportunity for readers to reflect on their professional roles and the services that will best serve their clients’ needs. A recurring theme is, therefore, the interaction between language professional and client-author. The book offers insights into the opportunities and challenges presented by considering ourselves first and foremost as writing support professionals, differing in our primary approach (through teaching, translating, editing, writing, or a combination of those) but with a common goal. This view has major consequences for the training of professionals who support English-language publication by NNES academics and scientists. Supporting Research Writing will therefore be a stimulus to professional development for those who support English-language publication in real-life contexts and an important resource for those entering the profession. Takes a holistic approach to writing support and reveals how it is best conceived as a spectrum of overlapping and interrelated professional activities Stresses the importance of understanding the real-world needs of authors in their quest to publish Provides insights into the approaches used by experienced practitioners across Europe

Draft No 4

No one will ever write in just the way that you do, or in just the way that anyone else does. ... An editor I know (not professionally) tells me that he sees this topic from the other side and most writers need what they get.

Draft No  4

The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher. Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his long career, and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most highly regarded writers of our time. He discusses structure, diction and tone, observing that ‘readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones’. This book is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by personal reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee recalls his early years at Time magazine, and describes his enduring relationships with the New Yorker and with his publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Everything in this luminous book is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world. John McPhee is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of thirty-two books. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is a recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. ‘Draft No. 4 belongs on the short shelf of essential books about the craft.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Matchless teaching from a master of the form—seductive, trustworthy and endearingly modest.’ Helen Garner ‘A master class in writing ... Almost every sentence sparkles ... A superb book.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ‘Eight crisply instructive and drolly self-deprecating essays [are] gathered here in this exceptionally entertaining and illuminating book ... [Draft No. 4] is expert, charming, and invigorating.’ Donna Seaman, Booklist ‘McPhee has set the standard for the genre of creative nonfiction ... With humor and aplomb, he recalls anecdotes about how he approached a story: from interviewing and reporting to drafting and revising, to working with editors and publishers ... A well-wrought road map to navigating the twists and turns, thrills and pitfalls, and joys and sorrows of the writer’s journey.’ Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal ‘[Draft No. 4 is] not a general how-to-do-it manual but a personal how-I-did-it of richer depth—not bouillon cubes, but rich stock ... McPhee lays it all out with the wit of one who believes that ‘writing has to be fun at least once in a pale blue moon.’ Publishers Weekly ‘A marvellous new book...A fascinating book for anyone interested in writing.’ Australian ‘Anyone aspiring to make a living from writing long-form journalism or literary non-fiction should read this book, absorb its lessons on the art of crafting clear and compelling prose, and then accept that the professional world McPhee was lucky enough to inhabit is now gone.’ Scotsman

American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking

A familiar term used by compositors for an known in the United States as the printer , although he octavo sheet or ... On small news- paper - boards . papers the editor does much writing , but on the larger Einbanddeckel ( Ger . ) .

American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking


Agents Editors and You

What does an agent really do, and how will an agent work for you? • How can you make your book proposal stand out from the pack? • What do you do once you have an editor's attention? • What do you need to know before signing a contract?

Agents  Editors  and You

Editors and agents offer an overview of the publishing process, including how to get an agent to work for you, how to prepare and submit a manuscript, and trends in the world of publishing.

The Editor

Thirty - six years of experience in helping writers to write and sell fiction has resulted in a sound ... Don ' t you want The Editor Council to make a plan for your progress to the goal of successful authorship — the sale of all your ...

The Editor