Ravencon 2015 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, North Chesterfield, Virginia

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Why Editing Matters

From Saturday 10:00 until Saturday 11:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Philippa Ballantine, John Gregory Betancourt, Emily Lavin Leverett, Michael A. Ventrella

Tags: Literature

Editors are the unsung heroes of the writing industry, and they sometimes get a bum wrap for asking the tough questions and getting the story ready for prime time. Why do editors have the reputation of “adversary” with some writers? What are your expectations for them? What is their job and how does it fit in with your job as a writer? What’s the difference between developmental and line edits? Why is editing so important?

Ballroom C