Sunday, 20 October 2013

Editing

(The attached image of a Lake District Lake is from Bryan Talbot's The Tale Of One Bad Rat.)

I learned some things about editing at Andy Diggle's and Kurt Busiek's talks during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. 

An Editorial Assistant is not an Assistant Editor.

However, a possible promotion route is from Editorial Assistant to Assistant Editor to Editor.

"Editorial interference" may mean just editing that is not liked.

Quality drops when editors pay themselves large salaries.

An editor works to ensure that script writers, pencillers, colorists, letterers and cover artists work to a synchronized schedule.

The worst editors are those that want to be writers.

An editor knows about writing techniques and advises writers who make improvable first submissions.

Writers cannot work if publishers and editors continually move the goal posts.

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