Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I’m blessed to be here again with you and to share another interview. However, today’s interview is unique, as it is the first interview of an editor! I hope you enjoy it and that editor Jennie Rosenblum can provide us some insights into that area of writing. If you want to know more about Jennie, her work, or ask for her services; she can be found on Facebook, Twitter, her Website, and an Editor’s Website.
What made you want to be an editor?
I had been beta reading and proofreading for several years, and this seemed like a natural progression. I started taking courses and practicing on friends who are Indie Authors. Once I got to a place where I felt like I could do a professional job, I hung my shingle (virtually!)
What kinds of books do you edit? Genres?
Pretty much anything. My blog says I do not read horror or erotica, but I
What kind of an editor are you? What are your services?
I am both content and copy editor. I also do intense beta reads with the purpose of story direction or development. Also, I can do straight proofreads.
Do you enjoy editing and why?
I do. Part of me likes reading a story before others have a chance. But the most important thing is I genuinely believe there are a lot of great authors out there with unique stories and if I can help get their stories out, it makes me feel good.
What kind of a routine do you have for editing?
The first step I do is read the book all the way through. I do this for a couple of reasons, one, I am curious and want to know the story and two because as I start editing, I need to know what is coming next. Next, I re-read and edit for content, characters, plot lines, etc. Lastly, I read a third time to catch anything I may have missed, typos and grammar.
What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Listen, listen to anyone you can get to read your book and listen to yourself. Find that one or two people who will give you honest feedback on what is or is not working – and listen to them.