children's books / memoir / querying agents and publishers

An Editor’s Comments on Query Letters

This is part 7 of my series on “An Editor’s Comments.” These are actual comments I’ve made to clients, and are directed to their particular needs, so they are sometimes quite different than what you’ll find in a style manual or other editing book. I hope you’ll find these thoughts helpful! If you want to learn … Continue reading

audience / book readings / bookstores / children's books / marketing

An Editor’s Comments on Audience

This is part 5 of my series on “An Editor’s Comments.” These are actual comments I’ve made to clients, and are directed to their particular needs, so they are sometimes quite different than what you’ll find in a style manual or other editing book. I hope you’ll find these thoughts helpful! If you want to learn … Continue reading

children's books / editing

A Children’s Book Manuscript I Enjoyed Reading

The following excerpts are from an email I sent to an editing client who had requested I read her manuscript for a relatively short children’s chapter book and give her my overall thoughts as an editor. Although the manuscript definitely needed “polishing,” I really enjoyed reading it because it had so many of the aspects … Continue reading