by Ann Nam-Tran Le It's not often that people who edit comics or are interested in manga (Japanese comics) get to hear from professional manga editors from Japan in the English language sphere. While there are plenty of how-to books on drawing manga, to my knowledge there isn’t a book that focuses on comic narrative … Continue reading Comic Advice from Manga Editors
Technical Editing: A Rewarding Niche to Consider
Technical editing can be a painstaking process involving extreme concentration and acute attention to detail. There are few shortcuts that can be implemented. Despite that, after I established a logical workflow, it became a job I looked forward to—almost a Zen-like meditative procedure.
Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Editing
by Sharon Cozens Photo by Yasmina H on Unsplash So you’ve decided to transition from your current career to an editing one. Making a change, especially after many years in one career, can be scary, but with time, patience, and some careful planning, you can improve your chances of success and make the process less stressful. First of … Continue reading Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Editing
“It’s in the Twists and Turns of the Plot That the Magic Lies”: Editing Crime Fiction with Louise Harnby
Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster and Alicja Minda. Louise Harnby is a professional fiction editor with 30 years’ publishing experience who specializes in working with independent crime, thriller, and mystery writers. Based in Norwich, UK, she is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). She is also one … Continue reading “It’s in the Twists and Turns of the Plot That the Magic Lies”: Editing Crime Fiction with Louise Harnby
Editors Advise: Dealing with Your Editorial Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities
In this series, Editors Toronto members and BoldFace contributors share their experiences, insights, and tips on the practical aspects of working as an editor or writer. The previous edition of "Editors Advise" dealt with organizing your work to stay focused and maintain mental balance. For this edition, seven editors talk about their weaknesses and the … Continue reading Editors Advise: Dealing with Your Editorial Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities
Editing for Subject-Matter Experts When You Aren’t One
By Michelle Waitzman—A lot of my clients assume that I have a law degree. That’s because I’ve edited a lot of material written by or for lawyers: textbooks, conference papers, journal articles, case studies, blog posts, and so on. But I’ve never set foot in a law school. I also edit expert writing on…
Exploring Editorial Niches: Editing within the Financial Industry
Interview conducted by Alicja Minda. Editors work in many different sectors and roles and can specialize in various subject areas. In this series we explore various editorial niches as well as career choices and opportunities for editors beyond traditional publishing. To start off, we’re talking to Jona Rhica Mejico, co-chair of Editors Toronto and a … Continue reading Exploring Editorial Niches: Editing within the Financial Industry
Editing as Care Work
By Alison Dowsett—As a freelance editor, it’s easy to fall prey to the fate of many freelancers across industries: the fate of over-delivery. Recently, I was telling my partner about an unconscious decision I made that resulted in significant scope creep. It happened while I was working with an independent author. I was reading the third story in ...