As a book editor, I not only edit manuscripts but also write back covers, introductions, and flaps.
A few days ago, my brother’s great heart took a beating. Now he lies in a hospital bed. tended by his family and colleagues. I could use the cliche “fighting for his life.” But somehow any word remotely related to violence does not seem fitting for such a gentle soul.
A student in communications asked the following question: What strategy would you recommend for someone trying to break into the communications industry?
Author Nancy Sakaduski sticks to a promise in her newly released book: “Let this be a practical little manual of tips, designed to provide accessible, actionable advice to short story writers, particularly beginning or emerging writers, who want to write short stories for adult readers.”
In Singing on Canvas, artist Edwina McDuffie Goodman wanted to share her story about resilience after a life-changing event. We reviewed the initial manuscript. The text was organized but needed more detail. Edwina's passion animated the interview. My goal was to inject that tone into her copy.