Editing and Editors: A Writer’s Guide – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris

Reblog and featuring

Today’s reblog is from the blog of Anne R. Allen with Ruth Harris.  Ruth is a succesful author and former editor sharing her expertise on everything ‘Editing’.

9 Ways Editors Can Make You Look Good…and 7 Ways They Can Make You Miserable

by Ruth Harris

 

“As a former editor, I’m biased but, as a writer, I’ve learned that for me (and for just about every writer I know), editing is the most productive and transformative part of writing a book. Whether you hire a pro, rely on a crit partner, or DIY with or without input from beta readers, editing can take longer than writing and can turn an OMG-did-I-write-that? draft into a book you can be proud of.

Or not.

More on the downside later, but to begin on the bright side: If you are a beginning writer your editors are your teachers and mentors and will rescue you from the sh*tty first draft. If you’re an experienced writer, your editor can be the invaluable second pair of eyes.”

 

9 ways your editor can help. . . Continue Reading

 

Source: Editing and Editors: A Writer’s Guide – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris

4 thoughts on “Editing and Editors: A Writer’s Guide – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris

  1. Gosh, is Anne ever right. As I’m scrolling down the list, I’m checking each one off and saying, “Yep. Yep. That one, too. Yep.” My editor and beta readers did every one of them for me. Unfortunately, there always seems to be more that can be done. But then, maybe it’s just time to let go… ? ❤

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