Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Interaction with an editor.
It’s tough for an author to publish with more than one publishing house at a time. I know because I’m with five. I find that each editor wants something different when it comes to editing a manuscript.
Some editor’s will focus on not using too many POV’s and others are solely interested in getting rid of passive voice in a document. Other editors mention that an author should show and not tell.
I’ve been guilty of all of the things listed above, but I’m trying to watch for them as I write each story. I found it’s easier to try to eliminate the mistakes beforehand.
Lately, I’ve tried to work with one publisher at a time and getting to know what the editor wants. This makes for an easier editing process for me.
I have a couple of questions for any author reading this blog. How many have worked with several editors at once? Do their different styles of editing sometimes cause confusion for you?
I’m ending my blog with a little plug for my next release Angel in Blue an M/M due out from www.romancedivine.com in a couple of weeks. Also, check out my last M/M called Secrets published by www.romancedivine.com.
Posted by Mary Suzanne at 8:35 AM