“[An editor] should say to himself, ‘How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?’
and avoid ‘How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?’”

— James Thurber

Resources


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Editing and Publishing

Chicago Manual of Style – the style guide most widely used in US book publishing.

A Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Claire Kehrwald Cook, Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Lyn Neary, National Public Radio, What Exactly Does an Editor Do?

David Kudler, Seven Deadly Myths and Three Inspired Truths about Book Editing (article)

Max Perkins, Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg

Genius (film)

James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers

Robert Loomis, Old-School Editor

What Makes an Editor Great

New School Publishing Institute

Nick Ripatrazone, Is Line Editing a Lost Art?



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Why I Chose Koa Books to Publish My Novel

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