Saturday, September 19, 2009

Working with an Independent Editor Panel

Three independent editors are here to discuss what an independent editor is and how to know whether you need one:

Linda Carbone is an indie editor specializing in nonfiction. She's a former development editor for Basic Books and had worked for HarperCollins, Workman and others. She specializes in health, psychology, memoir, self-help, and more. She's also has been an author herself.

Ruth Greenstein was a staff editor at Harcourt and Ecco and has worked with authors such as Alice Walker, Erica Jong and many others.

Alice Rosengard is a book doctor and indie editor with experience in trade publishing, including 19 years at Harper. She edits fiction and nonfiction.

All three editors have their own businesses and are members of an organization for independent editors. They are going over their extensive work history in the publishing industry. They've all got a great deal of experience working on everything from cookbooks to poetry to nonfiction.

The work with authors to identify and solve problems with manuscripts.


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