Fiction Writing Made Easy

#83: What Kind Of Editor Do You Need For Your Book?

January 31, 2023 Savannah Gilbo Episode 83
Fiction Writing Made Easy
#83: What Kind Of Editor Do You Need For Your Book?
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Show Notes

In today's episode, we’re going to talk through the different types of editors you might need to work with to get your book ready to publish. Here's a preview of what's included: 

[01:40] A developmental editor is someone who is concerned with the overall content and structure of your manuscript, and whether or not your story “works.” They focus on things like character development, story structure, plot, genre, theme, and point of view.

[05:32] A line editor is someone who focuses on the way you use language to communicate your story to readers. They help you make sure the voice and style of writing are consistent, too.

[06:40] A copy editor is someone who focuses on spelling, grammar, and punctuation. They will address commonly confused words (for example, affect vs. effect) as well as ensure consistency with capitalization, hyphenation, and numerals. 

[07:45] A brief description of some other editing roles including acquisition editors, beta readers, and proofreaders (plus, when you might work with them).

[09:15] Some things to consider when searching for an editor to work with—including a list of questions you can ask to help you find the right editor for your book.

[11:55] Key points and episode recap.

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