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Editors on editing : what writers need to know about what editors do

Since 1962 Editors on Editing has been an indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process. Written by America's most distinguished editors, these thirty-eight essays, over thirty written for this edition, will teach, inform, explain, and inspire anyone interested in the world of editing
Print Book, English, 1993
3rd completely rev. ed View all formats and editions
Grove Press, New York, 1993
letters (correspondence)
xx, 377 pages ; 24 cm
9780802115331, 9780802132635, 0802115330, 0802132634
Theory. What is an editor? / Alan D. Williams ; The evolution of the American editor / Marc Aronson ; An open letter to a would-be editor / M. Lincoln Schuster ; Are editors necessary? (revised for this edition) and On the decline of Western literature / Richard Curtis ; Lunch with a favorite agent / John F. Thornton ; Breaking faith : a publishing parable / Maxwell Gherkin ; Mistah Perkins, he dead : publishing today (with a postscript for this edition) / Gerald Howard ; Doing good, and doing it right : the ethical and moral dimensions of editing / James O'Shea Wade
How books are chosen : what goes into making an editorial decision / Richard Marek. Practice. What editors look for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscript / Jane von Mehren ; The editor and the author at the writers' conference : why they go, what they do / Michael Seidman ; The editor as negotiator / Martha K. Levin ; Editing for the Christian marketplace / Janet Hoover Thoma ; Editing books for the Jewish market : a commitment to community / Bonny V. Fetterman ; Developmental editing : a creative collaboration / Paul D. McCarthy ; The copy editor and the author / Gypsy da Silva ; Line editing : drawing out the best book possible / Maron L. Waxman ; Line editing : the art of the reasonable suggestion / John K. Paine ; The role of the editorial assistant / Casey Fuetsch ; Working with a free-lance editor or book doctor / Gerald (Jerry) Gross ; Editing true crime / Charles Spicer ; Editing crime fiction / Ruth Cavin ; The pleasures and perils of editing mass-market paperbacks / Mel Parker ; Editing trade paperbacks in middle age : theirs and mine / Mark Alan Gompertz ; Editing nonfiction : the question of "political correctness" / Wendy M. Wolf ; Editing fiction : the question of "political correctness" / Michael Denneny ; Editing scholars in three modes for three audiences / Jane Isay ; Editing for a small press : publishing the way it used to be / Scott Walker ; Editing fiction as an act of love / Faith Sale ; On editing nonfiction : multiple majors in a university of subjects / Fredrica S. Friedman ; Editing the science-fiction and fantasy novel : the importance of calling everyone Fred / John W. Silbersack ; Editing children's books / Phyllis J. Fogelman ; Editing reference books / Linda Halvorson Morse ; The editor of lives / Peter Davison ; Editing popular psychology and self-help books / Toni Burbank ; Editing the romance novel / Linda Marrow ; Editing male-oriented escapist fiction / Greg Tobin
An annotated bibliography of books on editing and publishing / by Jean-Louis Brindamour and Joseph M. Lubow
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