How to polish your manuscript and query an editor with Andi Cumbo #amediting #amrevising #authorsThis morning, I have the honor of sharing a few thoughts on finding an editor over at the website of the kind Raimey Gallant.  Here’s some of what I had to say: 

1. What information should an author query a potential editor with?
Great question. I suspect every editor will answer this differently. When I hear from an author I don’t know, I want to know a bit about the book—i.e. the blurb, back cover copy, or just a quick description; this information helps me get a sense both of the content of the book and how well the writer can describe his/her work. I want to know how many words the manuscript has, and I use this number to give quotes and timelines. I want to know what type of editing the writer wants or to know the writer is aware that they need help determining what type of editing they need.

Read the rest of the conversation here.