Communication is key! Once you’ve determined that you can’t find the answer, ask someone.
Although editing might seem straightforward, there is a greater difference between traditional editing done for novels and written work than editing for comics than one might think.
You might think that compared to writing an entire book, selecting a title would be easy. In reality, however, crafting an effective title is a finely-tuned art that usually requires a great deal of analysis and strategy on the part of the author and publishing team.
Editing is an important part of the publishing process but what exactly does it involve? Editing actually involves three different stages—developmental, copy, and proofreading—though some of these are repeated depending on the needs of the manuscript. Editors work with everyone from authors to publishers. But what can an author expect when working with an editor? If you’re a first-time author or just wanting to learn more about what an editor does, this post will briefly run through the three basic editing stages for a manuscript.
The compilation edit is unique to the operations of our teaching press, but coordinating this type of edit has been an invaluable learning experience for me as an editing professional. Editorial work is often more of a flexible art than a task that follows a standard procedure, as there are many ways to work with an author to bring out the best in their work.
At Ooligan, we only publish three books a year. Every manuscript we acquire is treated with extra special love and care, and receives developmental edits, line edits, and several rounds of copyedits.