Editors on Editing

Editors on Editing Summary

The classic guide to the book publishing process, with essays by over three dozen professional editors: “Terrific.”—Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published

For decades, Editors on Editing has been indispensable for editors, aspiring editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process, from how manuscripts are chosen for publication to what lunch with an agent is like. In this third revised edition of the book, thirty-eight essays are included to teach, inform, and inspire anyone interested in the world of editing. Covered are such topics as:the evolution of the American editorthe ethical and moral dimensions of editingwhat an editor looks for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscriptdevelopmental editing; line editing; copyediting; and freelance editingworking in different genres and markets, from science fiction to children’s books to Christian publishingthe question of political correctness in both nonfiction and fictionmaking the most of writers’ conferencesand many more

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