The role played by the editor in the publishing process is rather mysterious. Acquisition editors select manuscripts for publication, developmental editors work with the author to further shape the material, if necessary; copy editors massage the text on a line-by-line basis, proofers adjust the final details. An author may love her editor, and she may hate her, but the quality of most published material, in both magazines and books, reflects the judgment of editors to some degree.
Self-published works and private manuscripts would benefit from the same input. In this workshop John Toren explains what an editor does on every level, and why it might be useful to have one. He also offers writing tips and insights into the book publishing industry.
To register online click here, for other options call (920) 868-1457.
John Toren has been active in the publishing industry for more than 35 years. He has edited many books for regional publishers and private parties. He articles appear with some degree of regularity in the History Channel Magazine, the University of Minnesota Alumni magazine, Rain Taxi, and other publications, and his own privately-distributed zine, Macaroni, now in its 124th issue, received an Independent Press Award from Utne Magazine in 2007.