Monday, November 17, 2008

Editorial Assistant

That's right, Moonrat will join us this Thursday to help answer your pressing question with irreverent humor, industry insight, and a lot of heart. If you don't know about her blog Editorial (Ass)istant (wait, you don't?), then take an hour or so to peruse the archives. There is much to learn.

So who is Moonrat? We can confirm that she is in fact an editor -- promoted from editorial assistant --at a publishing house where any writer would be delighted to have their book. She's generous with sound advice and parses the relevant publishing buzz in context. You must read her blog to stay informed; it's like no other. Here's what she has to say about herself:

I'm a recovering editorial assistant. I'm like most of my kind: impoverished coffee-and-gin survivalists, underpaid but ambitious, bitter but hopeful. Painfully self-conscious, woefully self-congratulatory, willfully self-indulgent. Yes, I'm white, but I'm trying to get over it. Accurate spelling (to the dismay of my boss) is not among my interests. So read forgivingly.

We are delighted to welcome the very special Moonrat on Thursday with your question:

When you read a manuscript, at what point do you stop reading, knowing you'll decline, and at what point do you feel your pulse quicken, expecting to make an offer?


Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Can't wait to see what Moonrat has to say on Thursday!

Love the new design . . . much easier to read!

ggwritespoetry said...

Beautiful design ladies. I definitely want to hear what Moonrat has to say Thursday.