book editor

September 9, 2009

The Quick Red Edit Jumps Over the Lazy Verb

What is a lazy verb? Can a verb really be lazy? As a writer, would you let a lazy verb sit on its ass or would you give a good kick in the tush? Editors love to highlight these in your manuscript and like the proverbial show, don’t tell, the lazy verb is the bane of a writer’s editing existence. So what exactly is a lazy verb? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A lazy verb tells you what someone or something is doing, but it doesn’t show the action. It doesn’t give the action flavor, texture or imagery. […]
August 19, 2009

Spotlight On: Kassia Krozser, Editor

Spotlight On … Book Editors week continues with Kassia Krozser from Booksquare.com and Quartet Press. Kassia offered not only some useful tips and insights into book editing along with a strong dose of laugh out loud humor. Kassia’s a busy woman these days, so kick back and enjoy what she has to offer in today’s interview. Tell us more about yourself. As an author, I love learning new and interesting things about an editor. I am a lifelong reader and writer. I know, I know, everyone says that! My mom finally had to relent and agree that reading on the […]
August 18, 2009

Spotlight On: David Schlosser, Editor

Welcome to our Spotlight On week here at the Daily Dose. Last month, I had the great good fortune to interview several book reviewers. I learned a lot from those interviews. This month, we’re going to talk to book editors, line editors, copy editors and even a publisher. I asked the questions I wanted to know the answers to and I learned a lot from these fabulous people. Spotlight On is about learning more about books, publishing and process. Today, we shine the spotlight on David Schlosser from Analects Ink. Schlosser is a writer, editor and communications expert. Tell us […]
August 17, 2009

Spotlight On: Darla Grant, Editor

Welcome to our Spotlight On week here at the Daily Dose. Last month, I had the great good fortune to interview several book reviewers. I learned a lot from those interviews. This month, we’re going to talk to book editors, line editors, copy editors and even a publisher. I asked the questions I wanted to know the answers to and I learned a lot from these fabulous people. Spotlight On is about learning more about books, publishing and process. Today, we shine the spotlight on Darla Grant from Sapphire Blue Publishing! I am a bit biased about Darla, she was […]