How to break through walls: A writer’s perspective on the infamous “block”

By Judy Ann Crawford People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.—Anna Quindlen So it’s time to write the thing. Topic? Check. There it is, typed out at the top of the page, a vast whiteness beneath it that you are trying not to focus on. Coffee? Of … Continue reading How to break through walls: A writer’s perspective on the infamous “block”

Five steps to successfully editing for a controlling client

By Jessica Trudel To outsiders, editing seems like a very straightforward process: read a document, fix the mistakes, and rinse and repeat. What we editorial insiders know, though, is that no two editing projects are exactly alike. Think about it. Each project you work on involves a new and different client document intended audience purpose … Continue reading Five steps to successfully editing for a controlling client

The writer-editor relationship, part 2: Five things writers wish editors knew—and followed

By Nina Munteanu In my previous article, “The writer-editor relationship, part 1: Editors preparing writers,” I focused on clarifying expectations between editors and writers from the editor’s point of view. Part 2, this article, focuses on this same relationship from the writer’s point of view. Clarity of expectation, honesty, and mutual respect are key features … Continue reading The writer-editor relationship, part 2: Five things writers wish editors knew—and followed

The writer-editor relationship, part 1: Editors preparing writers

By Nina Munteanu As indie publishing soars to new heights and successes, writers are looking more and more to freelance editors to help them create works of merit that will stand out in the market. Whether this process is seamless and productive or fraught with difficulties depends on the relationship established between editor and writer … Continue reading The writer-editor relationship, part 1: Editors preparing writers

A week in the life of an academic editor

By Kerry Fast I get odd responses when I say I’m an academic editor—from fellow editors, that is. Everyone else I say that to seems vaguely impressed, though not quite sure how to carry on the conversation from there. But other editors, even those who edit academic writing, seem to think that academics enjoy nothing … Continue reading A week in the life of an academic editor

Q&A: Linden MacIntyre on the author/editor relationship

What do authors think about editors? What do authors think makes the difference between a good editor and a great editor? Previously, BoldFace asked internationally bestselling author Mary Lawson about her experience working with editors. This time we posed the same questions to Linden MacIntyre, a renowned journalist whose work has earned him multiple awards … Continue reading Q&A: Linden MacIntyre on the author/editor relationship

Q&A: Mary Lawson on the author/editor relationship

What do authors think about editors? What do authors think makes the difference between a good editor and a great editor? Previously, BoldFace asked children’s author and illustrator Jeremy Tankard about his experience working with editors. This time we posed the same questions to London, United Kingdom–based, internationally bestselling author Mary Lawson, who penned Road … Continue reading Q&A: Mary Lawson on the author/editor relationship

Q&A: Author Jeremy Tankard on the author/editor relationship

What do authors think about editors? What do authors think makes the difference between a good editor and a great editor? Previously, BoldFace asked author Nina Munteanu about her experience working with editors. This time we posed the same questions to Jeremy Tankard, an award-winning Vancouver-based children’s author and illustrator. His books include Grumpy Bird … Continue reading Q&A: Author Jeremy Tankard on the author/editor relationship