Janni Lee Simner (janni) wrote,
Janni Lee Simner
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Editorial revision poll

The subject of how much editing editors do has come up in several discussions I've been part of lately. So knowing that an lj poll is not scientific, I'm nonetheless curious:

Note: for this poll, by edits I mean edits by an editor at your publishing house, not edits by critiquers or the edits you do on your own before your editor sees the book. I'm also looking specifically in the poll for novel-editing experiences, but feel free to talk about short fiction in comments!

I write for children or teens, have published traditionally, and my typical editorial process (not including copyediting and proofreading typeset copy) includes:

1 round of edits
5(14.7%)
2 rounds of edits
17(50.0%)
3 or more rounds of edits
8(23.5%)
The only editing my publisher does is copyediting and proofreading
0(0.0%)
My editorial process doesn't fit into your neat boxes; I'll explain it in comments
4(11.8%)


I write for adults, have published traditionally, and my typical editorial process (not including copyediting and proofreading typeset copy) includes:

1 round of edits
17(50.0%)
2 rounds of edits
11(32.4%)
3 or more rounds of edits
3(8.8%)
The only editing my publisher does is copyediting and proofreading
1(2.9%)
My editorial process doesn't fit into your neat boxes; I'll explain it in comments
2(5.9%)


Feel free to share the link--the more responses, the better. If you've published both YA/children's and adult, feel free to respond to both polls--and feel free to respond in comments if you don't have an lj account, or if you've traditionally published things that don't fit into the polls above. Names of poll participants are set to only be seen by me, just in case you prefer not to share how many rounds of edits you do with the general public.
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