Editing Tips from Douglas Gibson (#6)

Every two weeks we’re sharing tips for editors from the desk of Douglas Gibson. Good for those starting out or old hands who need a reminder, these reminders form an engaging guide for sharp-eyed wordsmiths.

Tip #6

When an author is struggling to write a book, a shrewd editorial trick is to ask the struggler to come up with the book’s title and subtitle. This tends to concentrate the author’s mind, and to give both a destination and a course towards it.

Missed the previous tips? Check out Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3Tip #4, and Tip #5.


3 comments on “Editing Tips from Douglas Gibson (#6)

  1. […] the previous tips? Check out Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3,  Tip #4, Tip #5, and Tip #6. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was posted in […]

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  3. Ganesh says:

    kinda worked LOL, been watning to rock my U of H fitted so now its a little looser but I got a big head though so thats part of the problem, wear an 8 but its still a little tight, so i usually get a size above.you can also use the heel of your foot if your knee is too big, too much muscle on my leg ahaha.

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