Monday, August 15, 2011
Do Editors Use Red Pencils?
In today's world, pencils (red, black, or otherwise) are falling by the wayside anyway. The shift to digital editing in the last few years has been dramatic, and most of the major publishers now insist their authors send manuscripts attached to emails, they review and edit using Track Changes and Comments, and then return the digital manuscript to the author for another round of revision. Back-and-forth it goes. It's much faster, many say more accurate, and certainly a more environmentally-sound practice.
So what about it, authors and editors? When was the last time you used a red-lead pencil? Leave us a message!
Dani Greer started this blog and is grateful to all the many writers and editors who have contributed to it, and who have helped make it a success. She is a writer, editor, and special projects coordinator for Little Pickle Press and also teaches authors how to arrange their own blog book tours. She has one free class this year starting on September 5th and you can sign up by clicking here. Please read the directions when you get there to make sure you qualify.