An American Editor

February 15, 2013

Are There Topics You Would Like to See Discussed?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rich Adin @ 4:00 am

Are there topics about the business of editing, editing techniques, books/ebooks, publishing/self-publishing, or something else that you would like to see as the subject of a future column? If so, please let me know in a comment to this post. I’ll see what I can do to fulfill your request for knowledge — no  promises, however. 🙂


  1. I see so many articles about ebook formatting, saying this way or that way is best. MS Word, Scrivener, Notepad++, etc. Is it a matter of preference or is there one method that most easily transfers to a majority of the upload platforms?


    Comment by ruralmarie — February 15, 2013 @ 6:01 am | Reply

  2. If the countable version of less is fewer, what’s the countable version of more?


    Comment by Trevor — February 15, 2013 @ 8:29 am | Reply

  3. I would like to see advice on handling “difficult” clients, preparing contracts, etc. I guess what I’m looking for is the nuts and bolts of doing business, especially as a newer freelancer. Thanks!


    Comment by Susan G. — February 15, 2013 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  4. Most often the posts are about the mechanics of editing which is fine. Many good ideas come up that one may not have thought of.

    However, no matter how proficient one is in editing, if one doesn’t get hired to do the editin what good is being proficient ?

    Hence, it comes down to selling one’s ability to sell their services. This is where handling of difficult clients comes into play. People become difficult when they do not have the answers to the questions others will be asking re having hired an editor — the editor’s credentials, cost, time factor — information that has not been passed on to the client before the contract is signed.

    With this in mind, the topic that would be interesting to be discussed is what does each editor do to answer the questions that might arise when others ask the client these and other questions.



    Comment by Alan J. Zell — February 15, 2013 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

  5. Thinking, thinking, thinking… 🙂


    Comment by Vicki — February 17, 2013 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  6. Can you comment on copy editing on paper vs. MS track changes? What do most clients expect and is there a difference in your opinion on the quality of the editing? Thanks!


    Comment by Annette Leach — February 20, 2013 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

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