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Job Opening: Editorial Director

Posted: January 9, 2019 | By:

Our agency is actively seeking candidates for the role of Editorial Director.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial wordsmith with a strong background in book publishing.

Below is the full job description.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email a cover letter, your resume, and at least three representative writing samples to:

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Pros on Prose


Is writing a book your New Year’s resolution? Better read this first.

Posted: January 4, 2019 | By:

This is the year! 2019. Are you going to write a book this year?


If all you have is burning desire and willpower, you will fail. You need a plan.

This is that plan. (While this plan is designed for non-fiction, much of this advice may help fiction writers as well.)

Here’s what not to do: start writing....

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Publishing Advice


Hybrid Publishing and the Measures That Matter

Posted: December 21, 2018 | By:

A fellow publishing professional told me recently that she wished hybrid publishing had a different name—that it would be better if hybrid publishing could be clearer, sexier somehow, as if that would solve its lingering challenges. But there is no name hybrid publishing could adopt that would change the fact that it’s a gray zone—between traditional publishing and self-publishing—or that it’s an emerging...

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Pros on Prose


Good Writers Don’t…

Posted: December 14, 2018 | By:

... write "less" when "fewer" is called for, or "farther" when "further" is needed, or "hopefully" at all—even though these distinctions don't matter to anybody except other writers and people who shop at Whole Foods. (Good writers care about the opinion of other good writers.)

... call moments "special," utter the term "adult beverage," congratulate the birthday boy for being "90 years young," describe everything that's amusing as...

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Free(lance) Advice


How to Operate Your Speechwriter

Posted: November 30, 2018 | By:

Every year, the Professional Speechwriting Association surveys our members—on job satisfaction, on salary trends, on trends and concerns in the business. This year, we asked simply, "What Do Speechwriters Want?"

If speechwriters could get more out of their careers than they're getting, what would it be? It would be everything, we learned. Speechwriters want more...

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