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Surviving the editorial process

If you are a writer (nonfiction or fiction), a designer, or a programmer, how do you survive the editorial process with your self-esteem intact? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Oct 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Should I go ahead and take this book offer? I'm broke and I need the $$$

I would love to hear from anyone who has experience with book publishing, either as an author, editor or publisher. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Jun 16, 2014 - 14 answers

10 min editor pitch...?

So, my (unpublished, agent-less) writer wife has one of those opportunities to sit down with a pro editor and agent for 10 minutes, each, at a convention.... what in the world do we do with an editor for 10 minutes? Wife is on the second/third draft of a completed manuscript. [more inside]
posted by Jacen on May 6, 2014 - 8 answers

I have an encyclopedia, not a story: what to do?

Authors Of AskMe, has this happened to you? During my self-imposed creative hiatus over the last year or so I conducted a lot of research into what would be my dream project. A project I could be passionate about, the kind of book I'd really want to exist. So I made a list of every thing, character, concept, idea, sudden kind of twist I'd like. I have three notebooks of this stuff. I cross-indexed it and included all my references. I have an astounding about of detail on what I want to put in and touch on but no actual story. I keep staring at it, like it's a list of SCP entries, and I can't think of a damn thing for anyone to do with these collected items, places, motifs, themes, and people. It's frustrating cause I can come up with quick pulp narratives on the fly for stuff I'm not working as hard on but every attempt to break and outline a rising action for these people results in rapid breathing and complete brain fume-lock. I keep asking "What does the main character want?" and coming up with nothing. Is this common? Is there a resource for this? Can I pay someone to go through these ideas and find something that other people might want to read? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Apr 23, 2014 - 39 answers

User submitting Editorial Cartoons?

My fiancee had an idea to create an editorial cartoon (liberal bent) and submit it like one does to a letter to the editor. Is this a thing? She's not really an artist (she will paint or draw like once a year), but it's about the level of local paper's cartoon. The message is topical and decent. Do you have any ideas of places that she could get it published (at minimum, on the Internet)?
posted by sandmanwv on Oct 23, 2013 - 4 answers

How much should an editor of an online publication be paid?

If I want to hire an editor to manage the blog for my ad-driven website, how much should the pay be if it's full-time? What about part-time? Other than creating and managing content, managing writers (and bringing on new ones), and promoting the blog and the site on social media, is there anything else I should list in a online editor's duties? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Good app to use with Tumblr for iPad?

The Tumblr iPad app doesn't have a proper editor (looks like all I can do is choose a type of post, add tags and post). Can anyone recommend a good text editor app for iPad that is similar to the online version of Tumblr (allowing me to insert photos, add links, italics, bold, etc, as well as switch between the WSYWIG editor and HTML views? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Aug 6, 2013 - 5 answers

What to consider when starting an online poetry journal.

Poetry Editors: I'm considering launching a mostly-online poetry journal, and I want to make sure I'm thinking about everything I need to be in the early stages. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Jul 29, 2013 - 4 answers

I make mistakes. Does that mean I’m not cut out to be a proofreader?

I am very dissatisfied with my career trajectory (it may be laughable to even call it that) and I’m wondering if it is because I am doing something that I really have no aptitude for. Is there really such a thing as an "error-free" proofreader? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 24 answers

SoundCloud batch editor?

Do you know if there's a good batch or bulk editor for SoundCloud file metadata for Mac or PC? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jul 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Last Night I Dreamt I Had a Marketable Skill

I hate my job and originally only took it as a stop-gap until I found what I really loved. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what else I'm suited to do. I've been a copy editor, a social worker, and a paralegal. What on earth do I do with these skills? [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on May 10, 2013 - 22 answers

How to fairly split revenue (if any) on sales of a self-published ebook?

I'm a freelance reporter who just finished a multi-part series for a nonprofit news organization. Now I'd like to turn it into an ebook. I am not savvy about rights, commissions, etc., and neither is my editor/publisher. What do we need to know to negotiate a fair revenue split? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Who are all these editors?

Help me understand the editor hierarchy at the magazine I write for. Every article I do for them seems to take a different path, with different editors contacting me about different things, but it's never consistnet. I can never figure out if I'm communicating with the right person. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Apr 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Need To Find A Freelance Editor

I need an editor (copy and content) for an edgy, non-traditional chapbook of poems. Word count is light -- around 4,000. Budget is nearly non-existent (this is an art project) but there would be some kind of honorarium attached. Can someone help me find a good, trusty editor?
posted by nowhere man on Mar 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Is there a IrfanView alternative for Mac for a specific design task?

My WineBottler version of IrfanView has stopped working for some reason, I need this for just one task: Click and drag on a picture and get the X/Y coordinates of the selection and size in one quick view. An example: [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jan 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me edit the metadata in my music files

Can you recommend a good sound-file metadata editor for OS X? [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Dec 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Will edit for food

During the past year, I have inadvertently become a freelance editor. I was wondering if any of you have some advice for me about getting disability and extended health insurance (I live in Toronto, Canada so I basically just need to worry about "extras" like dental and vision care, medications, etc.), and if you've got any other tips for me about finding work/promoting myself and managing what is in effect my own business. I've been working as an (in-house) editor for over 18 years, so I'm looking for advice on a more esoteric level than "set up a work schedule and stick to it" and "keep the receipts for your Post-its, because you can claim them at tax time".
posted by orange swan on Nov 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Best practices for editing RTL languages for the Web?

What tools do you use to edit Persian for the Web, preferably, but not necessarily, on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Oct 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a freeform text editor

Looking for a freeform text editor for PC and/or iPad. It can be browserware. Imagine an infinite canvas that you can arrange text on. Click to type. Drag blocks of text here and there. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on Sep 4, 2012 - 10 answers

.rtf editor for iPhone?

I'm looking for a simple text editor app for iPhone that is able to edit .rtf files. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Sep 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Do you have good examples of WYSIWYG / GUI based editors for User Interface or App design?

Do you have good examples of WYSIWYG / GUI based editors for User Interface or App design? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Free Online Photo Editor that works for high rez pics w/ nice Pixlr-like effects?

Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Can this book be saved?

An editor asked for the full manuscript of my young adult novel. The problem? It isn't finished yet. What do I tell her? [more inside]
posted by Shoggoth on Jun 19, 2012 - 16 answers

(Syncing) RTF editor for Android

WordPad is a bare-bones RTF editor. What app will approximate WordPad on an Android? Bonus points if the editor also syncs itself between Android and Windows. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Is it better to be demoted for my own sanity, or to stay miserable until I can jump ship?

Should I ask for a demotion? Or keep sucking it up while I look for the next big thing? I'm a newspaper editor who hates her job and would like to be a reporter again. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Basic HTML editor for Mac

I am going to teach a Mac user basic HTML. Could you recommend a simple, preferably free, HTML editor for Mac?
posted by Termite on Nov 18, 2011 - 16 answers

They tried to make me go to rehab / I said "what?"

Have an interview for an editing job at a rehab clinic. I know nothing about the current state of rehab. Help? [more inside]
posted by pised on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help an editor keep their cool

I've been asked to type up and edit a work of fiction for a friend / relative / neighbor, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 16, 2011 - 27 answers

Gratuitous Self Promotion

As a video editor, how can I best capitalize on a film's theatrical release? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

WANTED: better headlines

How can I write better headlines for my college newspaper? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Aug 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for my Online Text Editor

For the last several months, I have used an online text editor to write upcoming posts for my blog. When I had my computer reimaged, I lost my open tabs, and now I can't find the website I was using to edit text. I was 99% sure that the site was called QuickWrite or QuickWriter, but I can't seem to find it again. [more inside]
posted by allison00 on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

How to resize a Windows 7 window to access bottom buttons

How do I access the bottom buttons of the RAW image editor in Photoshop Elements? The window is too wide, and can't be resized to fit my screen in Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Hello, Slush Pile! I've kinda missed you

What is it like editing a literary magazine in the age of the internet? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jul 15, 2011 - 2 answers

What's my soapbox?

Where would be the best place to submit non-fiction essays? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Jun 18, 2011 - 10 answers

So I want to be a social studies textbook editor...

A few years ago I landed on this idea of what I think may really be the perfect fun-and-interesting job for me: a textbook editor. But even more so with social studies content. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

It has a name.

What is my new job title for a very broad writing/editing position within a corporate team? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Is this normal in publishing?

I've just started a job as a production editor at a magazine and am wondering if our company is behind the times. Whenever I want to make any sort of change to a document, even something like adding a period to the end of a sentence, I have to ask someone in the layout department do it. I have no way of making any changes myself. Is this how all publishers work? Seems rather old-fashioned to me.
posted by shelayna on Mar 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Do I need to hire an editor?

I’m writing a book for somebody else. The client will self-publish and I’ve made the assumption that the publisher doesn’t edit anything. Do I need to hire an editor? [more inside]
posted by powpow on Sep 18, 2010 - 9 answers

What's in a name? Help name my freelance book editing business.

I need help naming my freelance book editing business. I do developmental editing--critiquing "big picture" elements of a story like Point of View, character and plot development, pacing, etc.--but it's not a term that most writers are familiar with and it goes by other names as well, which confuses authors. I don't do copyediting (grammar and punctuation). I'd like something that's either self-explanatory but not boring, or is witty/irreverent/intriguing, with extra points for a literary allusion. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles on Jul 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Editor for syntax coloring code fragments?

Is there a text editor for Mac OS or WinXP that can syntax color (a.k.a. fontify or syntax highlight) C and C++ code fragments for my daily journal? [more inside]
posted by morganw on May 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Branching dialogue editor?

Is there a non-linear dialogue editor for mac? I want to write up some branching game dialogue. [more inside]
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y on Mar 14, 2010 - 2 answers

How does one become a book editor?

Asking for a friend. What are publishing houses looking for in a book editor? [more inside]
posted by Thistledown on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

iMovie, you're dead to me.

I'm looking for good consumer-grade video editing software for the Mac that is not iMovie or Final Cut Express. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Text editor koan.

Looking for the full text to one of those Unix/nerd koans. This one is about text editors. All I've able to find from a half hour of googling is the "punchline" - on someones .sig on a bunch of mailing lists. [more inside]
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] on Feb 19, 2010 - 4 answers

A free Dreamweaver wanted.

What is your favorite free html/css gui editor? [more inside]
posted by spaghetti on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Best Mac text-editor to replace Homesite on a PC?

For years I've been using Homesite on a PC, which was a great text editor. Now I've switched to Mac and all the text editors I find pale in comparison, despite the fact that Homesite hasn't been updated in years. Help me find one that I'll like. [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Nov 19, 2009 - 21 answers

Latex on windows

What is the best way to use latex on windows? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Nov 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me write a script in OSX

How do I create a file-handling script in OSX? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Oct 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Collapsible outlines in online editors?

In this day of AJAX, JavaScript, etc., it just seems ridiculous that I can't find an online word processor that has collapsible outlines (like MS Word). Is this really true? Anyone know of such a beast?
posted by woodman on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

infinite zoom visual source code editor?

I saw a video from microsoft research which showed a new editor with like "infinite zoom" when viewing all source code files, like flash vector files - really cool. But i can't seem to find this video again! Does anybody know what it's called? Or a link?
posted by flexiverse on Aug 29, 2009 - 8 answers

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