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Can an Editor "Fix" Really Bad Writing?

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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

Katrin Schumann

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Tell-All Boston with Maya Shanbhag Lang

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Join the first virtual Tell-All Boston event on May 7th at 7:00pmbrought 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 BaileyAlicia GooginsShirley Jones-Luke, and Linda K. Wertheimer. For more details and to register, visit the Tell-All Boston website

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Memoir Incubator Open House & Info Session

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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

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What I Learned from Editing

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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.)

Katrin Schumann

Tell-All Boston: Fall Kick-off on November 7th

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The second season of Tell-All kicks off on Thursday, November 7 at the Middlesex Lounge with headliner William Dameron, best-selling author of The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing and Coming Out.

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