Over the past several months I have “listened” to discussions of pricing and I have also received numerous applications for employment that include statements of minimum expected fee. 1,157 more words
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Today’s essay introduces Amy Schneider and a new monthly series, “Thinking Fiction,” to An American Editor. Amy’s focus will be on fiction editing and writing. Please welcome Amy as a new columnist for An American Editor. 1,308 more words
I recently wrote about the troubles my daughter is having with copyediting of her forthcoming book, The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s… 1,086 more words
Thou Shall Behave Ethically —
A 4th Commandment for Editors
by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
Recent discussions of ethics for editors here and elsewhere have inspired the concept of a fourth commandment: 1,707 more words
Teresa Barensfeld asked this question:
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If a job is going sour, do you (a) cut corners, (b) tell the client and try to renegotiate time and/or money, (c) just grind through it even though you’re making no money and the rent/mortgage/bills are due, (d) something else?
What You Need to Know to Edit Fiction
by Erin Brenner
A copyediting student asked me recently how she could learn to edit fiction. The copyediting and copyediting certificate program I teach in covers basic and intermediate skills of copyediting. 1,017 more words
The title may tell you that I am a bit frustrated. But let’s begin this story at the beginning.
My daughter wrote a nonfiction book that was accepted by a major crossover publisher for fall publication. 1,129 more words