Posts Tagged "Editors"

5 Keys to Smooth-Sailing with an Editor  by Janyre Tromp

5 Keys to Smooth-Sailing with an Editor by Janyre Tromp

By on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Navigating the world of publishing and writing can feel a bit like sailing the open waters without a map…in the middle of a storm. It might feel like there’s nothing to do but batten down the hatches and pray for the best. But here’s a secret: Editors aren’t blowhards in the sky eager to destroy you or your work with bolts of lightning. Editors (for the most part)...

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I Love Editors by Susie Finkbeiner

I Love Editors by Susie Finkbeiner

By on May 1, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Let’s face it, editors get a bad rap. In movies they are cold, calculating souls out to destroy the very lives of writers. In the minds of new writers, editors can only say the word “no” and possibly a string of insults. They have the reputation of being mean, writer hating perfectionists who make it their business to shred any manuscript which...

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Five Tips for Finding the Right Editor by Karin Beery

Five Tips for Finding the Right Editor by Karin Beery

By on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

Earlier I addressed the topic of understanding editing – what’s the difference between a macro, line, and copy edit. That post inspired this comment: “Do you have any tips for finding an editor or a fair way to judge their skill/your teamwork potential? I wouldn’t want to waste an editors time if we won’t work well together or don’t see eye to eye.” I didn’t think I...

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Learn How to Submit Your Writing With Confidence by Peter DeHaan

Learn How to Submit Your Writing With Confidence by Peter DeHaan

By on Oct 3, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

At the 2016 Breathe Conference author, publisher, and editor Peter DeHaan will give a workshop presentation: “Submit with Confidence: Remove the Worry and Pain When Pitching to Magazines and Websites.” He will also be available to schedule one-on-one meetings with other attendees. _______________________________________________________________________ I am a writer....

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5 Easy steps to Making an Editor Reject Your Manuscript

5 Easy steps to Making an Editor Reject Your Manuscript

By on Feb 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

I spend an equal amount of my work time split between editing for a traditional book publisher and writing my own work. As such I’m intimately familiar with the contents of a cover letter and proposal. And we all know how unimportant they are. Right? (Wink, wink). So here, just for you, are five easy steps to making someone like me reject your manuscript without a...

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