What do Editors Look for in a Manuscript?
What does a publisher look for when deciding if a manuscript will have a sufficient readership to make a book profitable in the marketplace? Is it unique, or does it duplicate other titles in the marketplace? Is it of professional quality, or can good editing raise it to that level?
The right editor can help your book, from reader-friendly organization to a discerning eye on plot structure to polishing your words. Hence, they can convey your ideas most effectively—and the countless steps in between.
Join Marty Gerber, editor and publishing consultant, as he discusses how to position your manuscript best in an NMBA workshop on Thursday, October 19th, at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom
Marty Gerber had a long career with newspapers large and small as a writer, editor, manager, and owner before founding Terra Nova Books with a partner in 2011. He also has been a realtor, legal assistant, and instructor in journalism at New York University and the University of Arizona. As a volunteer, activities have included being a Big Brother, Little League coach, skiing instructor for the developmentally disabled, tutor at the Santa Fe Youth Shelter, and guide/naturalist at a state nature reserve. He has served on the boards of the New Mexico Book Association and the Santa Fe ACLU, and is currently a CASA volunteer and New Mexico state coordinator for Braver Angels, the leader in the national movement to build a common ground across our country’s partisan divide.