Reblog: Three Hard Lessons Learned While Editing


I’m several weeks into Round One of edits on The Remarkables, and so far it’s been a wild experience—far more challenging than I’d anticipated. I want to share three hard lessons I’ve learned so far from editing.

And then, for fun, I’ll share some tempting tidbits of 19th-century trivia.

Editing Lesson 1: Prepare Yourself for Murder

Check out the rest of Ali’s post…

Ali Stegert

I’m several weeks into Round One of edits on The Remarkables, and so far it’s been a wild experience—far more challenging than I’d anticipated. I want to share three hard lessons I’ve learned so far from editing.

And then, for fun, I’ll share some tempting tidbits of 19th-century trivia.

Editing Lesson 1: Prepare Yourself for Murder

Ever since I set out on my writing dream in 2010, getting to work with an editorial team has been my most highly anticipated goal. It’s been a long wait but so worth it. Talk about a Dream Team! I get to work with editor + YA author Kesia Lupo!

What’s being asked of me is significant. This is no spit-and-polish edit. It’s a major overhaul. Biggest on the list is the directive to the change the text from YA to MG (young adult to middle grade). This means shortening the story…

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