What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing by Peter Ginna

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna...

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  • Louise Miller
    This is an informative book for new authors as well as anyone interested in a career in publishing (or the curious reader who wants a peek into the business of the book world.) ...
  • Shani
    “...for those with a passion for books, editing offers rewards that are hard to improve on--including a community of like-minded colleagues. One effect of the mediocre entry-level pay in publishing that that those who enter the business, almost to a one, do it because they love to read. Though ...
  • Erik Fazekas
    Odporúčam každému, kto sa chce dozvedieť veľa o práci editorov. Nehovoriac, zme by to malo byť povinné pre nás aj pre študentov editorstva. Nie všetky štúdie mi prišli zaujímavé, ale to len preto, že sa daným špecialtám nevenujem. ODPOR?...
  • Dianna Winget
    This is a VERY informative book. It gives an up close and deeply personal look at the many varied jobs that go on in the publishing industry. What sets this book apart from similar ones is that this one is not specifically written for authors, it's aimed equally at those who might be interested in w...
  • Oliver Brackenbury
    I've no interest in becoming an editor, but as an author I figured there'd be some useful stuff in here. From that perspective I'll say this - writers, even ones who only want to self-publish, would do well to breeze through this to not only get a better understanding of a process they've been throu...
  • Caroline Tew
    This was SUPER informative. I learned so much about editing, what editors do every day at the office, how to start a career in editing, how to deal with authors, and all the different types of editors there are in the world. This only made me want to pursue this career even more. It also made me rea...
  • Beth Jusino
    A book about the business of books, and the people who make them, particularly those who work in traditional publishing and developmental editing. Since that's been my work and business for almost 20 years, I found a lot to love. Those who are curious about making an editing career will benefit from...
  • Andy
    Great resource for editors and publishers. The essay about "the alchemy of acquisitions" is worth the price of the whole book. If you're an agent or an acquisitions editor (or a writer trying to get a book proposal accepted) then I encourage you to at least read that essay....
  • Jason Lundberg
    Never before have I read a text that so perfectly encapsulates my day job; I found myself nodding along to so much of this. If you’ve ever wondered what editors do and why they’re so vitally important in the publication process, pick up this book. ...

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