American Fiction: The Plight & Pleasure of Black Authors

American Fiction: The Plight & Pleasure of Black Authors

  Special thanks to the Rochester Association of Black Journalists for inviting me to be a panelist to discuss the critically-acclaimed movie, American Fiction. Also, thanks to Ebony Nicole Smith for being the moderator. Side note: I’m the one in the red...
Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors

Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors

Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors CaTyra Polland and Cynthia Williams Editing is art and science. Two editors can look at the same copy and use very different approaches. Though there is no official “right” way to edit, sometimes, we can benefit from seeing how...
What Not to Expect from Your Editor

What Not to Expect from Your Editor

1. Perfection Editors are humans. Humans make mistakes. You editor will make mistakes. If an editor guarantees an error free manuscript or document, run for the hills! Don’t expect an error free document. Mistakes happen, sometimes mistakes go under the radar....