David Crumm writes about the timeless wisdom master storytellers know about the importance of a story’s opening lines, drawing on examples from the Bible, great novelists, famous preachers, The Moth storytelling movement—and TED talks, as well.
What are copy editing styles for books? Dmitri Barvinok explains that publishing houses follow a wide variety of editing styles and authors should discuss this issue prior to copy editing. Our editors need to establish a set of ground rules to make sure they’re on the same page with the author and each other, sharing the goal of a smooth reading experience for the book’s potential audience.
The answer is: Yes! That is, if you don’t want to wake up as the author of a brand-new book full of embarrassing errors. Our director of production Dmitri Barvinok writes, this week, about the many reasons you’ll sleep sounder and wake up refreshed as an author—if you’ve got talented copy editors on your side!