Learning to Edit for Your Audience: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
by Jennifer Fletcher
Learning about the different effects that fiction and nonfiction writing have on critical thinking can help editors revise literature to benefit the authors’ audiences to...
How to Write and Recognize Credible Online Reviews
by Heidi Knapp
In today’s age of paid promotions and online shopping, it is important to learn not only to write credible reviews but also to identify them....
How We Give Feedback Matters
by Xochitl Bott
There are four stances to take when giving feedback to an author. Are editors choosing the right one? Have you ever received harsh feedback on...
Book Sales: Why You Should Focus on Parental Preference Before Child’s Choice
by Alyssa Anderson
A survey of millennial parents reveals that book format, diverse characters, and positive reviews influence parents’ decisions when purchasing books for their kids. When it...
Why Adults Are Reading YA
by Dylan Parker
Why are adults still reading YA books? Despite the fact that YA books are nominally targeted at kids ages 12–18, industry data suggests that the...
Screenplay Techniques Help Readers with Disabilities Visualize Better
by Kelly Pratt
Story mapping, a technique often used in screenplays, helps readers with high incidence disabilities to better visualize stories and connect ideas. What if I told...
Why Scientists and Editors Need a Symbiotic Relationship
The fields of science and editing should get to know each other better. Here’s why. For many people in scientific fields, the idea of developing...
Are You Giving Scientific Articles the Wrong Kind of Title?
The title is arguably one of the most important elements of a manuscript. However, is short and sweet always best? Data is not gathered just...
Unmasking the Nature of Technical Editing
If you feel you don’t have the necessary skills for technical editing—if the mere idea of it bores you or intimidates you—know that there is...
“Repair Processes Initiated”: Why Editors Should Choose Gender-Neutral Job Titles
The brain interprets gendered job titles paired with the wrong gender as a discrepancy, making the reader fumble, fixate, and reread. You are an editor....