“[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



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

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

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

Using Copy Editors and Proofreaders

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

Genius (film)


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Why I Chose Koa Books to Publish My Novel


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