Category: Harlequin Editors

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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Line Edit stage with Harlequin Special Edition author Amy Woods…

Publishing is definitely a business of ebbs and flows, with periods of intense activity and emails and tension followed by a lull when it’s just business as usual. The latest burst of intensity Amy Woods has been going through is the line edit stage… Reviewing the line edit–or what did you do to my baby????…

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Where’s Your Unpredictable? The Harlequin Editors Want to Know!

Pulling up some more old files uncovered another of our checklist/mandates from a few years ago. There are themes that work really well for us–but tell the stories in an unexpected way! This is more focused on the “unpredictable” factor. At Harlequin, editors balance two ideas–the consistent promise to our readers and the fresh, fun…

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What has Harlequin Editor Clio Cornish Been Acquiring?

Our London office has been busy acquiring some exciting titles. Here’s Clio Cornish (@ClioCornish, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin® KISS™ & Harlequin® Romance) giving us the scoop on  Amber Page, a fabulous new author for KISS! When I first read Amber Page’s submission to So You Think You Can Write 2013, my attention was instantly grabbed by…

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Harlequin Editors Recap Some Writing Advice Discussions

Every year or so we pick a book or two about writing, publishing, story, craft, screenplays or such, and the three offices will all read and discuss it. We’ve had some wonderful and lively discussions over the years, and here are some notes on some of the best options! WRITE AWAY by Elizabeth George Felt…

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