Put simply, where Mockingbird beguiles, dazzles and moves to tears as it conveys core values of empathy and human decency, Watchman horrifies with its ugly racism, even as it emotes and moralizes didactically, clunkily and shrilly." A review worth reading, which may make you curious about the early novel.On Books: Visions and Revisions (Part II) (Alison Parker, An American Editor, 8-15-16).
) • Editing and revising fiction • Should you hire a professional editor?
Thinking Fiction: An Overview of the World of Fiction Copyediting (Amy Schneider, on An American Editor, 9-8-14) A checklist of what you will and won't do as a good fiction copyeditor.
See her entire American Editor series on fiction editing: --Thinking Fiction: The Mind-Set of the Fiction Copyeditor (An American Editor, 10-6-14) --Thinking Fiction: The Style Sheets Part I: General Style (Amy Schneider, on An American Editor, 1-19-15) --Thinking Fiction: The Style Sheets Part II: Characters (2-16-15) ("Because fiction is by nature made up, theres no real-world reference for its internal factual information so keeping a detailed style sheet with as much information as possible about the characters (and other elements) is enormously helpful for catching inconsistencies." "I find it extremely helpful to group characters not alphabetically, but by their relationships to each other.") --The Style Sheets Part III: Locations (3-11-15) "If the locations are meant to represent real locations, its your job to make sure they are accurate.
She asks what errors they routinely look for and what resources one needs for editing romance.
25 Things to Look for in a Romance Editor (Cate Hogan, fiction editor and romance writer, July 2017) Copyediting and the Power of Word Choices: An Interview with Sara Brady on copyediting romance novels (Smart Podcast, Trashy Books #197, 6-3-16) Listen, or scroll down to click on and read a transcript.