New Video Explains Developmental Editing Process
Editor Susan Mary Malone Details the Process Of Turning A Manuscript Into A Novel
In the video, Ms. Malone states: ďIím a developmental editor, which is somewhat different from a copy editor and a proofreader. Those are drops in the bucket in the whole developmental editor umbrella under it. But what I do is very all-inclusive, very comprehensive, very in-depth...Writing a book is one thing, fashioning it into a real book that is saleable is a whole different monster. And so thatís what we do.Ē
Ms. Malone goes into very great detail to amplify the above and provide a broad picture of developmental editing and the work that goes into making a manuscript ready for traditional publication. The video can be seen on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSM6ifeJxS4&feature=youtu.be
Regarding the video, Ms. Malone stated: ďIím so pleased with the way the video turned out. There really are so many actions that go into making a book really publication ready, which ordinary editing does not compare with it. Sending a manuscript into a publication editor, a writer isnít likely to get back any more than a rejection notice if there are issues with the way the work is put together, but a developmental editor actually works with the writer to address those points so the book can make it on the market. The video expresses it well, I hope many writers find it useful in their quest for publication.Ē
Susan Mary Malone has worked as a freelance editor since 1993, with a BS in Political Science and minors in English and Journalism. Her client list includes NY Times Bestsellers, Essence Bestsellers and books featured in Publishers Weekly. She is also an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction herself. She participates as a speaker in literary conferences such as the Harriett Austin Writer's Conference (at the University of Georgia), the Blue Ridge Writer's Conference, the SouthWest Writer's Conference, the East Texas Writerís Guild, and the upcoming Lexicon Writerís Conference, among others. Her full biography and featured list of published authors can be viewed at http://www.maloneeditorial.com
Susan Mary Malone
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