One audio recording from PENCON 2018
Developmental Editing Nonfiction
Dawn Anderson & Janyre Tromp
As developmental editors of nonfiction manuscripts, our job is to assist the author in sharing his or her message with clarity, creativity, and consistency, while nurturing the author’s voice and attending to the reader’s needs. In this workshop, two editors with more than forty years combined experience will look at specific techniques to brace a book’s structure, fine-tune its organization, and spot potential pitfalls. But beyond that, and perhaps key to the whole process, we’ll discuss editor-author communication and how to do the job well without conveying a critical spirit.