The Rebel Author Podcast

087 How Editors Edit with Kristina Stanley

May 26, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • The different types of edits and what you can expect from them
  • The most common myths about editing and editors
  • Editors and author voice 
  • How to know if an editor is good
  • How to deal with, process and work with editorial feedback

This week’s question is: How do you process your editorial notes?

Recommendation of the week is: A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark



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Her Course: An Insider’s View of Story Editing

Course Description: 

Thirteen professional story editors edited the same novel. Each editor worked separately in Fictionary StoryCoach. This course compares their edits and shows you what worked and what didn't. You'll see actual examples of edits. We'll also show you a scene before and after revisions were done based on the edits.

If you want to elevate your skills as a story editor, this course shows you how Fictionary Certified StoryCoach editors work. You'll know what you need to deliver to a client to help them tell a powerful story.

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