Saturday, January 28, 2012

Why a Book Editor Becomes a Literary Agent

Publishing Perspectives

Rebecca Carter (left) is leaving the editorial department at Random House to become an agent for Janklow & Nesbit. "My motivation comes from wanting to work with writers on editorial," she says.

Read her story.

Who is More Responsible for a Book's Text, Agent or Editor?
Is the cliché that "editors no longer edit" overstated? Or does the job of shaping a book's text fall largely to the agent?

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