The editor-writer relationship is at the heart of the freelance writer’s job.
In this craft talk, we will cover:
– how to find, contact, and pitch editors;
– how to pivot from rejections;
– how to negotiate pay, how and when to say no, and the dual considerations of passion and pay;
– what to expect from the editing process—how much your words may be changed (it can vary widely) and when to fight for them;
– how to collaborate with your editor; When it goes bad—kill fees, bad-faith editors, and when to back out; and
– when it goes well—becoming an editor’s go-to writer.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Sharon Holbrook is a freelance writer whose work is published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Real Simple, Cleveland Magazine, and many other national and local publications. Since 2017, she has been the managing editor at Your Teen.
Sheehan Hannan is a freelance writer and editor, primarily working in creative nonfiction for publications like Cleveland Magazine, The Forward and Politico Magazine. He was previously an associate editor at Cleveland Magazine.