As I was editing a short ebook (14 pages) on the topic of healing (biofeedback, energy release, and vitamins), a great insight hit me. Enthusiasm and confidence matter more to a buying public than scientific accuracy. This healer's ebook was not clearly related to a video course that I was watching: Chandler Bolt's Self-Publishing School. But both of... Continue Reading →
Most people in the business world are not ogres, and they do genuinely believe that their insane requests are reasonable.
In some ways, editing is quite counter-cultural. Whereas our culture tells us to Always Expand, editing says "Reduce". Our culture says, "All self-expression is necessary, useful, and good." Editing says, "Rubbish - your audience doesn't care about your self-expression unless it relates to them or tells a good story." I enjoy editing because it follows... Continue Reading →
I'd suspected as much from hours of unpaid online research, but I finally found a Canadian editor saying - in fun snarky terms - exactly what I thought: there's no Golden Road to becoming an editor. You essentially have to speak it into existence (tell people you're an editor), and back that up with experience.... Continue Reading →