I’m Still Standing

I’m Still Standing

It was a jam-packed week, but the last assignment is done and now I can relax. The main thing I’ve learned this week is that book editors spend very little time editing books. One of the instructors said she does most of her actual editing on evenings and weekends, cause during the day she’s always meeting with authors, talking to sales reps, negotiating with agents and working on the kind of marketing material that drove me insane this week. That hardly sounds like an ideal lifestyle.

The good news is that I proved myself to be a good editor (”magnificent” is the word my instructor used, just to toot my own horn), which is a big boost to my ego. Would I want to become a book editor? Hard to say. I love the editing, but the business aspect takes up more of the job than I think I’d like. Food for thought…

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