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...

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...