Episode 304 – Things that editors love

cup of coffee with heartBack in episode 286, I set out a list of things that editors hate and how to avoid them. Apparently that was very helpful, but lots of people have suggested that I needed to do a more positively focused companion episode, so here it is: what makes editors’ hearts sing?

These ten tips come partly from my own experience of nearly 30 years as an editor (ahem), but also from the Practical Inspiration Publishing development editors and other editors who responded to my call on social media.

From pitching a great proposal to delivering your manuscript to responding to feedback, here are some practical tips straight from the horse’s mouth to help you get the best out of the relationship with your editor, the person who can, if you let them, take your book from good to great.


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