Melinda A.


I followed my love of books from the suburbs of Philadelphia to the big city, where I’m a copy chief working on many of Macmillan’s children’s imprints, including Swoon Reads.

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Pulling Back the Curtains: What Is Managing Editorial?

When I tell people I work in publishing, they immediately assume I’m an editor. Um, sort of, I’ll hedge. But I don’t acquire any books and I don’t deal directly with authors... Cue the confused looks. The managing editorial department is primarily a behind-the-scenes operation—we shepherd manuscripts through the copyediting and proofreading processes, oversee production schedules, and enforce deadlines. Ultimately ... Read More


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