You need to know some basics
Sheet-fed or web press?
Offset is assumed, but there is a reason to use letterpress?
CMYK, not RGB- four color, cyan,
Paper: weight, opacity, coating, other qualities- most expensive part of printing. IT will affect t
Pacing and dialogue, transitions
Micro editing and macro-editing are related. Spend some thinking about the structures
you are thinking about keeping and the ones that you are going to cut out. Most writers
invest most of their
Sentence length is significant in determining whether primary message will get through
But sentences dont stand alone! Clear sentences ease understanding, the transition and
The editor must be skilled at seeing flaws, major or min
Looking at a manuscript in its parts or in its wholes.
Project management is a process
It involves constant learning
It involves time tables, budgets, relationships, and lying with dignity
It is sometimes referred to as production manag
What is Substantive Editing?
. Involves content editing and structural editing
Deals with the substance of them manuscript
According to Canadian editor Douglas Gibson, substantive editing is
This is a much earlier pass than the copyedi
Developmental Editing-Chapters 1, 2, 3
First part: Shaping the book proposal-Concept
1) Writing the proposal
A writer will write a manuscript, then will send it out via query letters. Sending the
manuscript in cold,
Developmental Editing- Chapters 4, 5, 6
Deal with narration, style, and exposition.
When Scott Norton is talking about narrative, he is talking about the path through the
Refers to the path through the text, narration that the author
you must enter the authors mind, mod, and purpose
Compassionate editing refers to the ethical obligation of editors to edit mindfully, as we
would wish to be edited ourselves
Compassionate editing engages trust and confidence on t
Authenticity pg. 120 She talks about how people in your prose need to feel authentic and real.
Verisimilitude, the details that matter. Pertinent to fiction as well as non-fiction. Promotional
writing, people or situations seem real. People who feel real
Transition Words and Phrases
Connections that tell readers the writer is changing directions
Vital hints or outright statements that he writer is shifting gears; when the transition is
wrong or misleading, readers may be confused
Transition words must app