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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What to look for in a Book Editor

They say that you will either love or hate your book editor, but regardless of what you feel, you need to work with one. That editor can be a freelance editor, an agent, someone who works for a publishing house or a writer in residence. Editing requires a variety of skills and knowledge to keep up with the latest trends and house styles that are offered, but no one can really pin down what might make one editor better than another. Similar to the creative writing process, the end result comes down to your personal relationship with that editor and what your goals are.

Whatever you write, it is really important to have someone edit or critique your work. You need to develop a thick skin and learn to take the criticism. You don't always have to agree with their comments, but you must try to separate yourself from your personal and emotional ties to the project and be open minded to change. Another set of eyes can make the difference between publication and your work sitting in a drawer somewhere.

At Outright Communications our editors not only work on book manuscripts, we also edit resumes and curriculum vitae, ad copy, web copy, media and speaker kits, press releases, press pitches, brochures, and marketing and publicity plans.

We have the patience, a high capacity for detail, and the inspiration it takes to complete projects on time and to the client's specifications.

Working on book manuscripts is exciting for us because we build a relationship with the author and we get to play a hand in the final outcome of someones imagination. If you have a manuscript that you would like us to look at, by all means give us a call- it is a solid investment!

Whatever your project might be- small or big- give us a call 780-406-8045

OutRight Communications is a marketing, design and PR firm that can skillfully craft your public image. Our team works together to ensure that your message is delivered to the public, whatever your message may be. We specialize in long term image crafting, publicity, web & graphic design, press releases & media interviews, author services & book publicity, media buys, and creative writing. Get in touch today to solve your media problems!

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