The joys of working with an editor…or two

With sweaty palms and a knotted stomach, I turned in the first draft of my Chinese Whisperings story last week. Experiencing  typical writer’s angst about whether the story would be up to snuff, I waited with great trepidation for my editor’s comments. With two series in the anthology, there are two editors – Paul and Jodi – whom I mentioned in my previous post. Paul is my editor and I am so happy to be working with him. There’s nothing like a good editor to lift your story from being good to great. I received his comments last night and I have to say I agree with 95% of them! The other five per cent can be addressed through the second draft process. I also had some excellent feedback from Jodi, which I very much appreciated. After nearly a year of writing stories on my own, it’s so nice to collaborate not only with other writers, but editors who know their stuff. Fabulous!

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2 Responses to The joys of working with an editor…or two

  1. It really is a fulfilling process. Working with Jodi before, I know I’ll come out of it, like I did last time, with skills that I’ll keep with me when writing from then on.

  2. So if I ever need to go out and get myself a paid job… I can ask you guys for a reference. I still feel like I have so much more to learn about the process of editing! But believe me – I learn more and more every time a writer gives me the honour of turning a piece of their work over to me.

    I get the biggest buzz working with uber talented writers such as you two. And its such lovely coments and posts such as this which keeps me going when its 2am in the morning.

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