Posts Tagged "Editors"

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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Don’t Depend on an Editor to Do Your Job

By on Jun 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

As a magazine publisher, I edit every submission I receive. Yes, every single one. And then a proofreader fixes everything I miss. Though some submissions are in much better shape than others, each one receives some changes. In fifteen years and with thousands of submissions, I’ve never ever accepted a submission without making at least a few edits. Usually a piece...

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