The Fiction Editor: Sensibility, Craft, Art

Thomas McCormack’s The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist (Paul Dry, 1988) is a standard guide for editors of novels. Similar (and better) works now offer a more schematic approach. I’ll review the related Self-Editing for the Fiction Writer (William...

Seattle7Writers Residency!

Happy news for the writer in me: on Monday I began a writing residency with Seattle7Writers! This means that I have my own office in Ballard for the next four months. I will use the space to focus on a short story I’ve been developing. This story is set in...

Let’s Talk About Developmental Editing

Let’s begin with a book that serves as an inspiring and comprehensive introduction to the art of developmental editing, my own preferred corner of the craft. If you’re curious to know the different levels of editorial intervention (copyediting, line editing, and...

Welcome to Our Blog

This space is a public venue for the Cascadia Editors (Judith, Lucia, and me, Matt) to write about the craft of editing and our literary ideas and experiences. It gives writers, editors, and publishers a chance to meet us as writers and thinkers, and perhaps learn...