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On Writing - An Understanding of What a Book Editor Does

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

This is the final leg of what has become an unintended trilogy on the book editing profession, and while it might appear to be blantantly self-promoting, I hope it at least will shed a little light on the book-doctoring discipline.



A Need for Definition



A few months ago I published an article I was asked to write that explained the different phases of book editing: critiques, copy/line editing, and developmental editing. I also provided a range…

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When Not to Hire a Book Editor

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Here is an article on When Not to Hire a Book Editor, since on Authors.com I recently posted an article on When is the Right Time to Hire a Book Editor, and I thought readers might appreciate an opportunity to consider the flip side, of which there most assuredly is one. So here is the article, and I hope those of you will find the information to be of some…

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Free Newsletters on Writing and the Major Royalty Publishing Industry

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Should any authors.com members be interested, every other Tuesday I publish a Free Newsletter under The Perfect Write® imprint that focuses on writing at a level that would be appealing to a major royalty publisher. Anyone can subscribe by scrolling down to the bottom of the home page at theperfectwrite.com and filling out the simple two-step sign up form.



I also occasionally have… Continue

Free Syllabuses for Writing Workshops

Posted on January 23, 2010 at 4:55am 0 Comments

I facilitate a series of writing workshops sponsored by The Palm Beach County Library System, and at no charge. I will more then happy to provide the syllabus material, along with the notes, to anyone who would be interested in conducting similar programs.



There are three separate series that I have available, each designed to meet once a month for a two hour session. The Developmental Series is configured over a 12 month period, with the Intermediate and Advanced Programs at 9… Continue

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 5:38am on December 13, 2009, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Robert. You’ve come to a good place to meet other writers. :) Welcome to Authors.com.
At 1:13am on December 15, 2009, Kay Elizabeth said…
Robert, great to see you come by! Thanks for coming along. I really think you'll like the people here. :)
At 4:21pm on December 22, 2009, David Lucero said…
Best of luck to you too, Robert! I think authors.com is a great place to market yourself and meet new people. It's very user friendly. My publisher was authorhouse and they've been great. With the book published comes the real work as I market my book. It's a lot of work, but fun.
You have a Merry Christmas!

David
At 4:11am on January 18, 2010, David Lucero said…
Congrats for your feature on authors.com, Robert! I'm sure you deserve the attention.

Keep on writing!

David
At 8:33pm on January 21, 2010, Stephen Gray said…
Hi Rob,
I went to your web page yesterday,and I think I signed up for the letter.I'm going back to check. Some of the things I have questions about are still in the area of point of view. If you could go further into the definition I think something will click, and pierce my thick skull.
Steve
At 9:00pm on January 22, 2010, Mark A. Santomieri said…
Hey Robert.

Thank you for your most recent feeback. We are in definite agreement on the subject of point of view, especially when it comes to the newbie writer who has not the experience to juggle such in manuscipt format, to the salable satisfaction of editors and publishers at large.
I would further agree that the showing versus telling issue is of crucial importance to anyone trying to break into the true printed book market.
My Best,
M.
At 1:31am on April 5, 2010, David Wayne Green, I said…
Mr. Bacon, I just joined Authors.com two days ago and would like to take you up on the offer you had in your comments I guess were to Kay Elizabeth about when to hire an editor or which famous authors used editors by sending you the first twelve pages or so to my first book, Tender Days, that I just completed. This book is a fictional book loosely based on my teenage years. It follows a group of friends in a low to middle income black neighborhood during the seventies as they complete their three years of high school. The book deals with friendships, relationships and the struggles of intergration during that time period. Please inform me on how I can get you these pages for your review and comments.-David Wayne Green, I (Crisstopher Charlsie)
At 3:57pm on April 6, 2011, Osie Jackson said…
Robert: Someone reccomended you to me, said you might be able to help. I am 77 yeats old & my handwriting is not the best. Also I do not know how to arrange a manuscript to be interesting. I have an unusual story that I would like help on aboutt Marilyn Monroe. I know there has been a lot of ideas about what really happened to her, which all have been partly wrong. I have first hand info on this subject. I have a publisher lined op for an e-book on this. I need help putting it together. I have one book out that was written by someone else taken from my info on my background. I will send you a copy, just send me your address. Please see my web site before getting back to me. That way you can see I am for real.  Thank you Osie Jackson    (osiejackson.org) 828 349 1243
At 9:11am on November 25, 2014, Stephanie Assa said…

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(stephanie.assa@yahoo.co.th)for the full details.
Have a nice day.

thanks
Stephanie Assa.

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