Do You Like Your Editor?

I hope you love your editor πŸ™‚

I have been seeing some posts and discussions about people who have been led astray by their editor.

I have a few simple rules for books I edit.

1) We speak the same language

2) We understand the same dialect and slang (different from #1)

3) I will correct all of your English-Language-Rule mistakes, but when you get mad at me because your 6th grade English teacher taught you nothing; I am out

4) I will always provide proof to the correct way of saying/stating something, if you require it

5) We are friends! You want to publish the best book ever, and I want you to do that

So if you feel your editor is a bit harsh on you; it may be okay.

If you absolutely cannot get along and your editor stresses you out; absolutely find a new editor

7 thoughts on “Do You Like Your Editor?

  1. Caryl McAdoo July 3, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Hey Angela! I hear you! πŸ™‚ I’ve edited professionally since 2001 – well, all but stopped the last few years. I have mentions in novels published by Harper Collins and Indie books as well! I would add this…Even editores (who write) need editors – – – and usually more than one! Then a proofer πŸ™‚ And you’d be AMAZED at how many mistakes there STILL are! As many fresh eyes on your work as a writer can garnish, the better! Love you’re new FB page! πŸ™‚ Blessings, dear one!

    • Angela July 3, 2015 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks Caryl! My favorite straight-from-the-scripture-tell-it-like-it-is author! I am Blessed to get to read your novels!

  2. conniecockrell July 4, 2015 / 2:47 am

    Love my editor. We’re on opposite sides of the planet but still mesh so well. Reminder. You’re the author. Your editor has your best interests at heart but you are the controlling interest. (I’m indie, by the way. Authors with trad houses have other issues.)

  3. jan July 4, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    I managed a group of editors for years and they often argued points of grammar. Drove me crazy! I try to remember that when my editor corrects me and I think I’m right!

    • Angela July 5, 2015 / 7:16 am

      Thanks for sharing Jan! That just made me smile lol

  4. FranceGamble July 5, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    I love my editor. She is my saving grace. I write as fast as I think, and even my second time through isn’t caught due to my own thoughts still rambling. Without her I would be drowning in more than a little criticism of the masses. I have always been a good bard, but not a very good English student.

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