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 we make sure that authors ...