Posts Tagged ‘publishers’

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!

New Year, New Attitudes

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

It’s been a long while since I wrote a blog.  Life gets busy, and I’ve been battling with a rather poor editor … the one my publisher assigned to my book, “Lost and Found in London.”  If my blog can be of any help to other aspiring writers, I want to warn them about poor editors, who either don’t know basic grammar or want to change the writer’s voice … or both.  I got the latter and have been fighting to save my piece of art even since I signed on the dotted line.  My first message for 2011?  Let the writer beware!