By Katrin Schumann
Editors often see projects at radially different stages of development. Truthfully, we sometimes see writing that is really, well, bad.
But does this mean it’s hopeless? When do you know if something is too "bad" to be worth fixing?
Of course, "bad" is a highly subjective term. Writing might seem "bad" to one reader, while another reader loves it
Join the first virtual Tell-All Boston event on May 7th at 7:00pm, brought to you by alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator (and co-sponsored by Porter Square Books). Maya Shanbhag Lang, author of What We Carry: A Memoir will be reading alongside featured readers including Susan McGee Bailey, Alicia Googins, Shirley Jones-Luke, and Linda K. Wertheimer. For more details and to register, visit the Tell-All Boston website.
Interested in taking your memoir to the next level? Join us for an informal Q&A session on our Memoir Incubator program on Wednesday, February 5th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Instructor Alysia Abbott and alumni of the program will be there to answer any questions you have about the Memoir Incubator program
In the past few years, I've done an enormous amount of editing. I work as a manuscript consultant and help other writers develop their books, and I've (almost completely) rewritten two novels. Here are some of the things I've learned about the editing process:
TOP FALSE ASSUMPTIONS EDITING CLIENTS MAKE
1. An editor will "fix" your manuscript. (An editor can help you fix it.)