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Editing 101: How to Choose an Editor Webinar

June 26, 2020

In this webinar, Gotham Ghostwriters Editorial Director Nate Roberson, Editor and Agent at Aevitas Creative Management Michael Signorelli and veteran freelance editor and coach Emily Heckman discuss how first-time authors can try to find the right kind of editor for their work. The challenge is knowing which kind works best for their particular project.

To help crack this code, Nate, Michael, and Emily hosted a conversation to teach authors how to navigate the editing marketplace, and how to get the most out of the editor they select. They also spoke about a broad range of topics, including:

-The different sort of services editors provide, like conceptualization, book coaching, developmental editing and book doctoring.
-How editors budget their time and determine their fee structure, including whether to bill hourly or as a flat fee, whether to break fees into installments, etc.
-How to determine whether you need an editor (you probably do!) and what sort of service might be a good fit for your needs
-How editors approach helping writers achieve their goals, including in situations where the editor may come from a different background or have a different perspective than the author.

Get invaluable industry insights and practical tools that will empower you to finish that dream manuscript, and take it from page to publication.

Watch the full webinar here:

Nate Roberson
Gotham Ghostwriters Editorial Director
Former senior editor at Crown Publishing

Michael Signorelli
Editor and Agent at Aevitas Creative Management
Former senior editor at Henry Holt

Emily Heckman
Veteran freelance editor and coach
Former senior editor at Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Random House and Grove Press

If you’re not sure how to take your book from concept to completion, while building your audience and platform, a ghostwriter or developmental editor can help you transform your content into a polished manuscript. Tell us about your idea below, and we’ll match you with a ghostwriter who can bring your vision to live.


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