Category: editing

Advice from the Archives: Line Editing with Carly Silver

Today, we bring you a post from our Archives as we continue our Inside Harlequin series. Harlequin editor Carly Silver offers a breakdown on what happens at the line editing stage of a book. By this point, the book has had a substantive edit, to work out the big-picture kinks with characterization and plot development.…

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Inside Harlequin: Managing Editorial

We are thrilled to be able to bring you some insights into the life of a Managing Editorial Coordinator, courtesy of Nicole Rokicki, in the second post of our Inside Harlequin series! What are the overall duties of your job? The overall duties of my job include keeping track of all the deadlines for the…

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Inside Harlequin: Editorial with Nicola Caws!

  Today on the blog we launch our Inside Harlequin series! We talk with Nic Caws, Associate Editor at Harlequin, about what a day in the life of an editor entails, what she looks for when acquiring a book, and what upcoming titles she’s particularly looking forward to! What does a typical day look like…

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The Revision Letter: Why and How to Follow it to a T

By Associate Editor Rachel Burkot Hey authors, I have a secret for you! The magical way to firmly entrench yourself in the coveted position of an editor's good graces. Ready to hear it? It's simple—just follow a revision letter to a T, and we will love you forever! Now I know what you're thinking: I…

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Good Pacing: Better Than a Solid Pair of Spanx

by Rachel Burkot, Associate Editor Truth: Anything that is written has a pace. Just like anything in motion has a pace. And it is always being noticed and taken in—maybe not consciously, yet pacing is still ever-important in anything from an email to assembly instructions to a novel. With instructional types of writing, like how…

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Attention Secondary Characters: Get a life!

By Senior Editor Victoria Curran I've had the privilege of editing longer romances in my career and, as a result, working with authors who are pretty skilled at developing wonderful, three-dimensional cameo and secondary characters, often also weaving secondary romances into their 70,000-plus-word stories. Interestingly, that secondary romance has sometimes turned out to be more…

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Day in the Life of an Editor

By Kathleen Scheibling, Senior Editor Harlequin American Romance, Harlequin Blaze Question: What’s a typical day in the life of an editor? Answer: There are no typical days!   Truly, every day is a mixed bag of stress, meetings, laughs, chats and more. For the sake of this blog I shall try to describe many of…

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An Editor’s Take on the Revision Process!

Yesterday Amy Woods gave us some insight into what she did once she got her revision letter for her upcoming Special Edition. Now we get to see what the editor’s intentions were! Here’s Carly Silver’s perspective on the revision process! Revisions galore! Hello! It’s Carly Silver checking in again. It’s my pleasure to be back…

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