Explaining your craft can help clarify editing for both newcomers and clients It’s one thing to have fantastic editorial skills, to know through years of reading, then training, then working, when a sentence sounds right or a piece flows nicely. But if you’re looking to take your communications to the next level, challenge yourself to […]
Inner Editor: My Big Editing Adventure
The big adventure isn’t always in the story. Sometimes it’s in the editing. A few years ago I spent the morning with two classes of junior high students to talk about how to give editing feedback to each other. They were writing adventure stories. Part of their assignment was to find a magazine photo on […]
Interview With Dr. Suzanne M. Steele
Part 1: Dr. Suzanne M. Steele, scholar and editor Dr. Suzanne Steele has built her career on words as a librarian, a war poet, a librettist, a teacher and an academic editor working with ESL writers who are often translating their ideas across cultures as well as languages. Virginia Durksen is the editor for Suzanne’s […]
Why Do So Many Teachers Become Editors?
Someone recently asked me that question at a networking event. As an editor who came to this profession via a teaching career, I’d pondered this before, and wondered if and how my experience as a teacher shapes my approach as an editor. The Connection My teaching approach centred around two key beliefs, which I still […]