The Worries of a Lit Assistant

Writers become quickly accustomed to the sting of rejection. But they aren’t the only ones who worry about it. Editors also worry about how authors will respond to their edits. Literary assistants and agents deal with losing a possible client to other agents and getting told no from publishers. Or at least I think I’m not the only one who worries about these things. Ever wonder what worries a lit assistant? Now’s your chance to find out.

I work in publishing because I love books. I wanted to help authors share their books with the world. In fact, my love of working directly with authors is what made me want to switch from editing to the literary agency side. Sure, I work with authors during edits. But sometimes not so much during proofreads, especially if I’m the second round proofreader at a Big 5 or proofreading translated manga. But as an agent I can help authors in more ways than just editing. Continue reading