Interview series with Ann Bolch of A Story to Tell

In the first video of my interview series with Ann Bolch of A Story To Tell, we chat a bit about how we got here and why we do what we do.

Ann is a writer, editor and fellow member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). I completed her [fantastic] fiction-editing course earlier this year.

So, what do we actually do?
Ann and I talk about the best part of our job: helping people.

As a writer herself and an editor who has helped numerous writers to tell their stories, what is Ann’s best advice?
Write freely first, and leave the editing for later.

The blog posts Ann mentions can be found here:
Writer in, editor out
Editor in, writer out

What do writers struggle with the most in their writing?

Ann shares her experience, and a very useful tip to anyone needing to introduce more tension and energy into their work.

Do you wonder whether editing at a developmental level is really worth the cost? Or have you tried to find an editor but not known which one to pick, or why?

In today’s video, Ann shares her personal experience of having her novel edited to help answer the question “What value does an editor add to a piece of writing, and how can someone know when they’ve found the right fit?”

Bye for now!

Thanks so much for watching this interview series. Do you have a question that we haven’t covered yet? Post a comment or get in touch so we can answer it next time.

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