Aubrey Kosa graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and a double minor in Leadership Studies and Psychology. She has worked in a number of industries, including publishing, pharmaceutical marketing, barn management, payroll customer service, and proposal writing for government contractors.
Aubrey has developed a passion for storytelling: helping others communicate clearly. In pursuit of that passion, she has provided freelance editing services for nonfiction authors since 2016. Her goal is to help authors create a polished final manuscript and navigate the publishing process so they can spend less time on the details and more time focusing on their big-picture message.
In this episode, we discuss:
- What it was like for her to edit for a New York publishing house.
- The difference between an editor and a proofreader?
- When does the editor get involved and when does the proofreader get involved?
- Various types of editing—from general editing to line editing to structural editing to developmental editing.
- What is Chicago Style and why should authors become familiar with it?
- The roles of an editor and the typical editing process.
- What does an author need to look for when hiring an editor?
- Editor red flags when looking to hire an editor.
- Does an author have to accept an editor’s changes? When should they accept them without question and when should they object to a change?
- Why might a publisher require you to hire your own editor?
- Where can authors find editors?
- What should an author expect to pay for editing and is it different for fiction and nonfiction?
- Pursue editing professionally if you’re interested in becoming an editor.
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