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BFS Online: The Book Journey – Editing

Editing: A discussion on the role and benefits of an editor. Why do they make your book better? And how do you choose the right editor for you?

Join moderator PS Livingstone and panellists David Thomas Moore, Claire Cronshaw and Vicky Brewster as they chat about the partnership between editor and author.

David Thomas Moore: David Thomas Moore has been an editor at Rebellion Publishing Ltd (home of Solaris, Rebellion and 2000 AD) for nearly fifteen years. He is a devoted geek and grammar nerd, a lifelong roleplayer, and an indifferent swordsman. He lives in Reading, Berkshire with his wife and daughter. You can follow David on Twitter and Bluesky.

Claire Cronshaw: Claire Cronshaw of Cherry Edits is an indie fiction specialist who line and copy edits SFF, romance, and women’s fiction. Claire lives in northern England with her husband, author Jon Cronshaw, her son, and their dog. When she’s not editing, she’s reading or listening to audiobooks, baking, stretching (Pilates!), or walking along the prom. Find out more about Claire on her website. Or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Threads and Instagram.

Vicky Brewster: Vicky is a freelance editor of long-form fiction, specialising in SFFH. They are also near completing their Ph.D. in English Literature at Swansea University, researching hauntings in 21st-century fiction.

Find out more about Vicky on their website. Or you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

PS Livingstone: PS Livingstone writes epic contemporary fantasy and is the author of The Transcendent Saga series, as well as numerous short stories. She works as a ghostwriter and editor, suiting her reputation as a renowned grammar fiend. As someone who can’t say no, she is also an Area Head for Glasgow 2024, Online Event Co-ordinator for the BFS, and Co-Head of QuaranCon. She is a member of the Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle, Society of Authors, and the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders. Pamela lives in Glasgow with her partner and three cats, and can often be found in her allotment, usually covered in mud. Find out more about PS Livingstone at her website or follow her on Twitter, Threads or Bluesky.

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