Navigating The Editorial Relationship with Editor Angela James Copy

We may write the stories, but we’re often too close to them to edit them properly.

That’s where an editor comes in.

We might be working with a publisher who gives us an editor, or we might be an indie author who hires their own freelance editor to help finesse the story, catch errors, & take it to the next level.

But author-editor relationships are unique.  They’re both business-like and highly intimate. How do you navigate such a layered relationship?

Angela James is here to talk to us about exactly that.

Angela James

Angela is a freelance editor and publishing veteran.  She’s served as editorial director for Samhain Publishing & Harlequin’s Carina Press and has edited hundreds of authors, including #1 New York Times bestselling Paper Princess by Erin Watt, & authors such as Shelly Laurenson/G.A. Aiken, Shannon Stacey, A.M. Arthur, Alexa Riley, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Lisa Marie Rice, Ilona Andrews, Eve Vaughn, Lilith Saintcrow, Josh Lanyon, Jen Frederick, K.A. Mitchell, Lucy Monroe and more. 

She’s been profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in romance publishing and is the creator of Before You Hit Send, an online self-editing and writing workshop for authors

Find out more about Angela & her services at:


Angela has provided the slides from her presentation.

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