Peter Ginna's What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book PDF

By Peter Ginna

Editing is an invisible artwork the place some of the best paintings is going undetected. Editors attempt to create books which are enlightening, seamless, and fulfilling to learn, all whereas giving credits to the writer. This makes all of it the tougher to really comprehend the variety of roles they inhabit whereas shepherding a venture from idea to publication.

In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven top figures in publication publishing approximately their paintings. Representing either huge homes and small, and encompassing alternate, textbook, educational, and children’s publishing, the participants make the case for why modifying is still an important functionality to writers—and readers—everywhere.

Ironically for an outfitted on phrases, there was a lack of written tips on easy methods to truly strategy the paintings of modifying. This ebook will function a compendium suggestion and may be a source either for these getting into the occupation (or already in it) and for these outdoors publishing who search an figuring out of it. It sheds gentle on how editors gather books, what constitutes a robust author-editor dating, and the editor’s very important position at each one level of the publishing process—a function that extends a long way past marking up the author’s text.

This assortment treats modifying as either paintings and craft, and likewise as a occupation. It explores how editors stability ardour opposed to the commercial realities of publishing. What Editors Do exhibits why, within the face of a speedily altering publishing panorama, editors are extra vital than ever.

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