What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing

A lot of the focus on this blog (and in the news) has been on the challenges that the digital revolution poses trade publishing houses.  Most of the talk is about what is best for writers, and how they will be affected.  But today, I want to talk about editors. Editors are the unsung heroes of the publishing world.  While some of their names might be known inside the industry, the reader rarely has a clue.  Yet the books they buy would never have been the same without them.  Editors have suffered the most from the upheaval in publishing, and I fear their pain will continue as the Big Six continue to make missteps. Aside from acquiring books from agents Read More…