Browsing by topic: Editing

Extinction and Editing: Startup Collate It

An example of Collate it in action.

John Pettigrew explains the principles behind Collate it, a UK digital startup aimed at helping publishers by replicating editors’ natural workflow, online.

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Issues on the Ether: Is Self-Publishing a Flying Leap?

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Porter Anderson sets up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue live Twitter discussion with a look at perceptions of self-publishing: Hard? Easy? What does it take to do well?

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Is More Crowdsourced Editing Coming to Books?

Can the crowd give your book by helping with editing?

Walter Isaacson is crowdsourcing the editing of some entries for his new history of innovators. Could this be become common practice?

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How Do You Spot a Good Editor and Avoid the Amateurs?

Red Pen Editing

There are editors, and there are people who call themselves editors. Can you tell the difference?

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What are the Risks in Outsourcing Editing Overseas?

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The risk of piracy and the possibility of introducing errors into a text due to cultural differences are just two factors that weigh against outsourcing editing overseas.

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Scholastic Editor/Author David Levithan: No Rules of Engagement

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‘Everything comes down to a kid reading and using their imagination to color in the words,’ says Levithan, ‘but the way we can engage them continues to change.’

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SURVEY: Top Reason Authors Should Go with Traditional Publishers?

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Publishers need to deliver value to their author clients. So tell us what is the single most important thing a publisher does for an author?

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When it Comes to Politics, Where Should Publishers Draw the Line?

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Perhaps publishers simply don’t have the power or influence over high status political authors to demand that they produce more rigorous, less biased books.

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What is the Future of the Slush Pile?

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Will authors have the patience to wait for an agent or publisher to discover them? Or will they seek the immediate gratification of self-publishing?

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Why a Book Editor Becomes a Literary Agent

Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is leaving Random House to become an agent for Janklow & Nesbit. ‘My motivation comes from wanting to work with writers on editorial,’ she says.

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