Buried Treasures--needing an editor

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 31 May 2007 15:45:11 PDT
Him and Bill commented about the new book by Janis Ruksans:

A quick  glance at the captions of the pictures suggests that it could have
>used a  better editor. (Jim)


>The editing of many hort. books could use better editing, Jim. I am an
>editor by profession, mostly of textbooks, and now do it 
>entirely  freelance. I
>talked with representatives of Timber Press once about the  possibility of 
>on some projects for them. I was told that they'd love to  have that luxury,
>but since the market for a single title is relatively small,  they simply
>couldn't afford me. I have no reason to believe that this isn't also  true 
>most hort. titles. (Bill)

I am also an editor of (mostly academic reference) books and have done 
several projects for Timber Press, and I asked them if I could have a pass 
over Janis's book -- and said I would do it FOR FREE -- because I knew his 
ad hoc English would give a nonspecialist a lot of trouble. The press 
(recently bought by a larger publisher) ignored my offer.

So they really have no excuse!

Jane McGary

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