developmental editing

Interview with an Editor: Dorit

Interview with an Editor: Dorit

Our third interview features Dorit Sasson, who is an accomplished nonfiction editor and book coach at The Artful Editor. She is also the award-winning author of the memoir Accidental Soldier and the upcoming memoir Sand and Steel: A Memoir of Longing and Finding Home. Her writing has appeared in The Writer, HuffingtonPost, among others. When not working on her own books, Dorit teaches courses in memoir and nonfiction writing.

Interview with an Editor: Jonathan

Interview with an Editor: Jonathan

Last week we interviewed Christina Palaia, and it’s fascinating to see just how different each editor’s style and approach can be.

Our second interview features Jonathan Starke. Jonathan joined The Artful Editor team in 2013, and has helped numerous authors revise and polish their manuscripts.

Interview with an Editor: Christina

Interview with an Editor: Christina

Authors have a lot on their plate: characters, action, time periods, plot, and so on. What’s great is there are these strange people called editors who sweep in, clean up errors and help writers stay on track. Oftentimes, writers repeat the same mistakes, which, if fixed can drastically improve a book. What would reading be like without editors? We shiver at the very thought!

The Five Types of Editing: How to Choose the Right One for Your Book

The Five Types of Editing: How to Choose the Right One for Your Book

Before self-publishing exploded and transformed the book industry, most authors published their books by traditional means. You either got an agent who sold your book to a publisher, or you worked with a publisher directly.

Why You Need a Beta Reader

Why You Need a Beta Reader

Okay, you’ve been working on your novel for a year, maybe two. It’s 80,000 words long and you’ve just typed the final sentence of your book. You hit “save” and sit back. It feels good. What’s your next move? Hire a copyeditor, right?