Category: Harlequin Editors

My Secret Crush: Lana Kane

We’re back this week with another #EditorCrush from HQN and Desire Editorial Assistant Tahra Seplowin who reveals her #SecretCrush on Archer‘s Lana Kane… Sexy, hilarious, and utterly endearing despite her weakness for men she should never date, agent Lana Kane is my secret crush. A large part of the hero worship I feel for her…

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My Secret Crush: Han Solo

Excitement is mounting for the highly anticipated upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But Carina Press author R.L. Naquin might be more excited than some as she reveals her #SecretCrush on Han Solo! My Ultimate Secret Crush is… Han Solo. By writing those two words, I just flashed my geek card and my…

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Confessions of a Harlequin Editor: Dana Grimaldi

Meet Dana Grimaldi, Harlequin editor, photographer and GoT fan! Hello! My name is Dana Grimaldi and I’m an Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Heartwarming, Superromance and Gold Eagle. I’ve been working at Harlequin for seven years now, and I can’t wait to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work in the…

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Meet the #SoldBlog team!

As you’ll have seen from all the tweeting and near-daily content, the SOLD blog is a busy place! So we’ve recruited some fabulous new people to help behind the scenes, creating and managing the great content we’re putting up. Without further ago, it is our very great pleasure to introduce the SOLD blog team! Flo Nicoll is…

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Confessions of a Harlequin Editor: Dina Davis

Meet Dina Davis, the newest member of the Harlequin Love Inspired editorial team! Hi! I’m Dina Davis, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant for Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical. I joined Harlequin in April, and I’m loving every moment! But how couldn’t I love a job where I spend so much time reading romance novels? If…

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Confessions of a Harlequin Editor: Laura Barth

This week, pet peeves, favourite heroes, dietary downfalls and more from Associate Editor Laura Barth! Hi! I’m Laura Barth, associate editor for Harlequin American Romance and Blaze and manager of the Worldwide Mystery and Suspense program. I also have two authors who write for Harlequin Heartwarming. I started my career at Harlequin as a proofreader…

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Harlequin Editor Carly Silver Goes Over the Finishing Touches to a Book

Sometimes a year goes by slowly–and sometimes very fast! Amy Woods, debut author for Harlequin Special Edition and Carly Silver, new editorial assistant for Harlequin Special Edition, both have something to celebrate in September–the publication of Amy’s debut title! After discussing the manuscript and behind the scenes bits, here’s how the final touches are done……

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Carly Silver Goes Behind the Scenes on the “Front Matter”

There was a recent article that said a manuscript goes through nearly thirty hands on its journey to a finished book. By now you’ve hopefully seen the two main ones–author and editor–go back and forth, with the senior editor weighing in on the actual acquisition. And the copyeditor for the manuscript, of course! But over…

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Crafting Strong Openings

This was another memo sent in Jan 93 by Anne Canadeo and Mary-Theresa Hussey (sometimes it’s handy to have old files!).  Harlequin is always interested in developing editors, and so there are frequent workshops throughout the year on various topics. But considering yesterday’s blog requesting opening pages here, this could be useful!   Beyond the…

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Line edits with Harlequin Editor Carly Silver

  Although edits are definitely hard for an author, they can also be difficult for an editor as well. Most editors will have read the manuscript through twice already, so when editing they hopefully won’t get too lost in the story and be able to focus on individual elements. Most authors consider it a great…

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