They can often be pruned or even deleted.” • Editing: What? (Delores Farmer and Sherry Southard on levels of editing) • Levels of Edit (San Diego Professional Editors Network) • Unraveling the Mysteries of the Editing Process (Erin Brenner, The Writing Resource) • Developmental Editing (Kristie Hein, Pictures & Words). “Developmental editing helps establish the best overall structure and organization for a writing project at an early stage. The developmental stage is especially critical with a collection of short pieces, or with multiple authors. . When Ten Speed tapped me to develop, rewrite, research, and contribute writing to the new edition . I plunged into the project: poring over the first edition, flagging older stories for follow-up, then seeking out the latest information. I sorted through the author’s thick folders of clippings, anecdotes, and readers’ responses, assigning each to an appropriate topical chapter.” • Why photo shoots need editors too (Julia Sandford-Cooke, SfEP, 1-13-15), Excellent overview of a position that gets you out of the office! • Editors: Scourge of the Earth or Cheap Psychotherapists? (Rebecca Rosenblum, The Afterword, National Post, 12-6-11).

An excellent explanation and appreciation of the differences between substantive or developmental editors, line editors, copy-editors, and proofreaders — as distinct from acquisition editors and production editors. • How to Brief an Editor (Institute of Professional Editors Limited, Australia).

Advice for fiction writers, including items such as “Review your dialogue tags.

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