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Interview with an Editor: Amarilys Acosta

Interview with an Editor: Amarilys Acosta

October 14, 2020 By Amarilys Acosta
Amarilys Acosta

Editor: Amarilys Acosta
Company: Amarilys Fiction Editing
Number of years in editing: It depends from where I start counting my experience. I have a BA in English Literature which taught me critical thinking and analysis of fiction. That was nine years ago. The MFA in Writing Popular Fiction taught me the craft of writing and editing fiction. That was six years ago. I also completed a Copyediting certificate from UCSD two years ago. If we’re talking officially coming out as an editor, then I launched my freelance editor website—Amarilys Fiction Editing—a little over a year and a half ago. In that time, I’ve worked with both author clients and publishers big and small, and at the beginning of this year I got hired as an acquisitions editor by Entangled Publishing.

Tell us a little about yourself, including how you got started as an editor?

What is your area of focus and why did you select this niche?

Walk us through a typical workday. How do you manage your time?

What is your favorite thing about being an editor?

What is your biggest challenge and how do you work through this?

What are you currently working on?

What advice do you have for someone who is just starting their career as an editor?

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