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Her references: Chicago Manual of Style (CMo S) and Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary (MW) plus Garners Modern American Usage (Modern English Usage in its latest edition).
Responding to Vague Editing Requests (Erin Brenner, Copyediting, 3-16-18) What you need to know to respond, and how you can ask it, with a template for responding to inquiries from self-publishing fiction authors.
Rewrite versus Revise versus Edit (Valerie Comer on the differences between rewriting, revising and editing, 4-11-13) On Books: Visions and Revisions (Part 1, Alison Parker, on An American Editor, 8-3-16) Alison compares a children's novella, Sara Crewe, or, What Happened at Miss Minchins Boarding School , to the novel it became seventeen years later, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Between the novella and the novel, Burnett "was asked to turn the initial story into a play, which began its run a couple of years before she expanded her story into a novel." Parker uses the differences between the two works to bring the concept "show, not tell" to life for creative writing students.
Groups, sites, advice, and resources for fiction writers, editors, readers, and fans (and in fiction these groups mix and mingle!
) • Editing and revising fiction • Should you hire a professional editor?
(agent Rachelle Gardner, 3-25-10) Should You Hire a Professional Editor? They can say why your storyline isnt working and ask the right questions for you to realize how to fix it.
A Former Literary Agent on Plotting (Jason Black, on his blog Plot to Punctuation, writes about Melissa C Banczak's advice on plotting), 8-29-16) Romantic Editing (Adrienne Montgomerie interviews three editors experienced editing romance genre: Jacquie Doucette, Lori Paximadis, and Jessica Swift, Copyediting, 2-13-17).
She asks what errors they routinely look for and what resources one needs for editing romance.
Comparing Mockingbird the result of two years of arduous revisions with Watchman demonstrates clearly just how important a good editor can be.
Put simply, where Mockingbird beguiles, dazzles and moves to tears as it conveys core values of empathy and human decency, Watchman horrifies with its ugly racism, even as it emotes and moralizes didactically, clunkily and shrilly." A review worth reading, which may make you curious about the early novel.
The sensitivity reader is one more line of defense against writers tone-deaf, unthinking mistakes. Every Writer Needs an Editor, Especially if that Writer is Also an Editor (Jessica Strawser, Publishers Weekly, 3-24-17) The editorial director of Writers Digest discusses how many revisions it took to get her novel ready for publication.