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Internships and the Publishing Industry

I’ve had a few people when finding out I’m an editor ask how they can become an editor too. Whether you want to be an editor or agent, an internship is a good way to get your foot in the door. It’s how I got my start in editing via an internship with Digital Manga, Inc. Internships have been on my mind again now that I’ve spent the last month applying to ones with literary agencies. I’ve decided to try my hand at that route and landing an internship isn’t much easier with 3+ years of editing experience under my belt than it was when I was in college. Continue reading “Internships and the Publishing Industry”

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Working With Me

Curious to know what hiring me as an editor entails? This post will let you know what to expect when working with me depending on which service you’re interested in. If you want to know more about me, visit my Twitter or About Me page. If you are looking for info about my agenting side of the business, I blog about it a lot and you can see what I represent here.

I strongly recommend not hiring an editor until you’ve worked with critique partners first, especially if you are a first-time author. As an editor I can only help guide you and unless you’ve developed strong enough writing and revision skills paying for an editor won’t help your book enough since the revisions fall to you. Since editing can be pricey I don’t want to see authors pay for it until they can make the best use of it. My overall style is more focused on getting right to business on how to take a manuscript to the next level, so if you need someone who gives a lot of praise to help motivate you I’m probably not the editor for you. Continue reading “Working With Me”