Working With An Editor featuring Tillie Walden and Ricky Miller
I was looking for someone to interview about working with an editor. I know that it is something that many authors struggle with and I wanted to give some advice and gauge how one sets parameters as an editor and writer team.
When Tillie Walden and Ricky Miller were suggested as interviewees I was a happy girl because not only do they work together but Tillie is a cartoonist which adds an entirely new dimension to the editing process.
I would also like to add that this interview is fun from an audio point of view because you will be listening to a South African accent (mine), a US accent (Tillie) and a UK accent (Ricky).
About This Episode
Tillie and Ricky were fantastic interviewees, discussing a range of issues about the editing process. This is a particularly good interview for anyone new to the process.
Tillie and Ricky discuss
- Why use an editor?
- What to expect from an editor
- Where to draw the line between what is and is not acceptable for an editor to do
- How to make the most of the editing process
- How do you know when an editor is not the right fit?
- Who has the final say during the editing process?
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist, and Ricky Miller is her editor and the co-owner of Avery Hill Publishing.
At the time of the interview, they had worked together for about a year and had published two books together.
Tillie Walden has been called a major new talent and a comics phenomenon since publishing her debut graphic novel The End Of Summer in June 2015.
In 2015 she also released her second book, I Love This Part, the story of two teenage girls falling in love.
Ricky Miller is co-publisher and director of Avery Hill Publishing. The company has been named one of the UK’s most respected indie comic publishers by Broken Frontier.
Ricky and co-publisher Dave White launched Avery Hill Publishing with their goals being to help aspiring creators reach their potential, welcome the geniuses that the mainstream doesn’t recognise and be a home for more personal/niche projects by established, name creators.
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Tillie Walden Online
Ricky Miller of Avery Hill Publishing
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