An Editing Memo

This memo was written in a class where we were given an excerpt of a writer’s manuscript to edit and make suggestions on. It was not actually returned to the author, but served as a learning experience about how to talk to writers about their own work. I wrote respectfully, with deference to the subject of the book who was very much admired by the writer, and made suggestions delicately but in a straightforward manner.

In it I address specific changes I think should be made, what I would need to know in terms of background going forward, and how the editing process would work if the author decided to hire me.


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