It’s true that editing is mostly a case of sitting behind a computer and playing a solitary game of words. However, there are occasional more sociable perks, and - as I said last month, too - none more so than a book launch.
Vicky Newham’s debut novel, Turn a Blind Eye, is out at large!
Since signing with Peters, Fraser & Dunlop in July 2016, with agent, Adam Gauntlett, subsequently getting a deal with publisher HQ and working alongside editor, Clio Cornish, Vicky is at the hugely exciting point of publication day.
Writers and editors may share a love of words but one does not necessarily make the other. For every author who loves editing, I'll show you three or four who shudder at the thought, and even those in the 'love' camp - especially those - soon realise that's it nigh on impossible to edit their own work.