Currently, I'm spending all my oodles of spare time (cue sarcasm) doing writerly things, one of which is taking an online editing course with Angela James of Carina Press. I will say that much of what she is covering, I am aware of (Yes, I just ended with a preposition. What you going to do about it, grammar police?) But she has shown me an insight that had often escaped me--what goes through an editor's mind when looking at a manuscript. Yes, I'd heard certain ideas bandied about as to what editor's were really thinking and looking for in a story, but Ms. James has brought up things I never would have imagined. Anyway, I'll share some, but I can't really outline her whole course because she has the intention of publishing a book all about it. But, I thought I'd repost this veeeery funny clip about a very horrible editor.
I originally posted it at my other blog: http://www.sherrycahill.blogspot.com/
Check it out if you'd like.