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What is your editing approach like?

I approach editing like an average reader, experiencing the plot as I go along, in real time. I’ll go through the story page by page, responding to what is and what is not clear in the manuscript, without much prior knowledge about what is going to happen next—that way, I can move through the story with completely fresh eyes. I strive to point out strengths and weaknesses in a way that is encouraging yet honest and constructive, with the ultimate goal of both improving the current book I’m editing and helping the author internalize good storytelling habits for future books.