Beware Your Copy Editor!

I recently had a friend go through this nightmare process. This article sums it up pretty well.


Like anything else, you want to “interview” the person you’ll be working with. If it’s not a good fit, swallow hard, bite the bullet, and move on until you find a good fit. They are out there.


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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

16 thoughts on “Beware Your Copy Editor!

        1. I made friends with an author type who had a book with a publisher and struggled for two years – just a little longer than I’ve known her – and I can’t think of more than a few nice things she said about the process, but I have a BOATLOAD of negative things she said!

          1. I can believe it! I sent a detective novel to a well known publishing house competition years back. Neve hearing back form them I contacted them. The reader they sent it to lived in LA and had “lost the manuscript.”

  1. OK, I’m not, like, an official writer or anything, but I do suffer from the afore-referenced affliction knows as “red-pencil syndrome.” I’m actually in an edit war with one of our VPs….We always, always, ALWAYS correct each other. (Career suicide or grammatical bravery? You decide.) While we work for the same company, we are ethically and morally opposed on the Oxford comma…so we will never agree. 🙂

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