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Monday, August 1, 2011

Big announcement: I am officially an editor again!

I am officially announcing the launch of Carin Siegfried Editorial!

I was an editor at St. Martin's Press in NYC 2000-2004. I left for a variety of reasons (weather, cost of living, endless meetings) and I knew in relocating that my publishing employment opportunities in the Southeast likely wouldn't include editing. I figured that was okay. After all, I'd also been a bookseller and a buyer. As long as my job involved books, it was fine. And for 6 years that worked out great. I worked in sales, where I learned a great deal more about the industry from a different perspective, but after a while it got stale. You know what doesn't ever get stale? Reading books.

And editing books. I really do love it. It's a kind of weird thing to love - catching errors, noting issues, and basically trying to make someone else's life's work perfect. But it's always been my strong suit. I've always had a keen critical eye, and I luckily was taught from a very young age that I wasn't allowed to criticize something if I wasn't willing to try to fix it myself. I've never been one to read a book and think, "I could write better than that." But I have read books and thought, "I could have helped fix this."

My editing background is in developmental and line editing, but I also took a copy editing class at NYU and I offer that as well as proofreading. In addition, if you have a great idea and need help fleshing it out, I can do that. If you need help figuring out how to get published, I offer that too. I can do everything from researching agents to writing query letters to recommending jacket designers if you want to go the self-publishing route.

Please visit my website: http://www.cseditorial.com/. I am happy to give quotes and discuss projects.

6 comments:

nomadreader said...

Congratulations (and good luck!)

christa @ mental foodie said...

Congrats and good luck!

If I ever need an editor, I know where to go :)

tediousandbrief said...

Congratulations! I hope it goes well! :D

avisannschild said...

Congratulations and best of luck!

Bailey (The Window Seat Reader) said...

Congrats on the new job!

Kate said...

Wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!