manuscript edit

Writers: What to Look For in a Sample Edit

Finding the right editor is no easy task. Like writers, editors vary in editing style, approach, and skill. Sample edits are a great way to get to know editors and how they will affect your work.

Developmental Editing: How I Feel About Your Manuscript

“The most important thing to remember is that, no matter how much work a developmental editor does on a manuscript, the writer makes the final decisions.” As a writer myself (and one susceptible to low self-esteem), I honestly understand the anxiety writers feel when they send their manuscripts to anybody for a second opinion. The anxiety is much higher knowing it’s in an editor’s hands because editors are by nature, reading with critical eyes.

Developmental Editing: How Does it Work? Are There Rules?

Developmental editing may be a job without grammar rules, but that doesn’t mean we as editors forge ahead with our own agenda. This line of work requires principles. Three main ones...