Cheryl Klein is editorial director at Lee & Low Books and the author of The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults and the forthcoming picture book Wings.
CMOS: What’s the story behind coming up with a style guide for cybersecurity? BH: Through freelance work in many genres, I’ve learned that every niche of editing has its own universe of vocabulary.
CMOS: Behind the Book is about eleven writers and their experiences in writing and publishing. There are already an awful lot of ”How I Got Published“ blog posts out there in the world. How is your book different? CJ: Let me just say, I love those kinds of posts. I think it’s really valuable to
Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry and formerly worked for Writer’s Digest and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her newest book is The Business of Being a Writer. CMOS: What is the business of being a writer?
Iva Cheung is a Certified Professional Editor (Editors Canada), an indexer, a print designer, and a publishing consultant. She specializes in plain-language editing in health and is working on her PhD in mental health research. Many editors and writers are familiar with her cartoons about . . .
CMOS: Many of our readers might not be familiar with Nova Scotia or Wolfville. Does your location in the furthest reaches of North America present any special challenges for freelance editors? Any advantages?
Rachel Toor is professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Her new book is Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay.
“Writing, no matter how much we like our project or use various productivity techniques, can trigger all kinds of emotional baggage. . . . Acknowledging—rather than suppressing or talking yourself out of—whatever project-related feelings are coming up helps . . .”
Philip Gerard’s new book is The Art of Creative Research (University of Chicago Press, 2017). He teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Shop Talk invited Gerard to talk about an example of what he means by “creative research.”
Today we launch a new series written by . . . you! If you have a story about your editing life, send it to us here and we’ll consider it for posting. Gael Spivak works in communications for the Government of Canada. She specializes in plain language writing and editing. Gael sent us her editing story.