Posts Tagged ‘editors’

Copyediting Hell!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

For the second time since I began my book-publishing quest, I’ve found myself copyediting my own work, and sending lists of my mistakes to the so-called editor … Is this really the way it works?  The problem is that I don’t have complete confidence in myself as an editor.  I’m supposed to be the writer!  The editor is my back-up, someone I can count on to fix up my text … Has this relationship died in recent years?  I do envy writers who have a good editor!  And publisher!

More Editing Nightmares …

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Is it me, or do other writers come across editors who simply don’t respect them?  By this, I mean editors who take a writer’s precious work and words and make changes, without any sort of indication.  So, you get your manuscript back from this so-called editorial expert, and realize there are changes buried here and there … a word distorted, a ridiculous bit of punctuation … This is my second time experiencing this as I try to get my book, Lost and Found in London, published … I’m going to complain to the editorial higher ups.  It must be stopped!  Write on!