Tanya Chaitanya is the Editor-in-Chief of Femina magazine. She handles Femina, Femina What to Wear and Femina Hindi along with the cook book, travel book, parenting book, beauty book and bridal book. She is the youngest editor of Femina at 29. Her experience is varied and she has a TV and Radio background. As a young journalist she has won many accolades and is a respected professional in the field.
A book editor takes the book from the writer and removes a number of the words. Frequently, with novels, the editor throws out the first four chapters. Ernest Hemingway edited Thomas Wolf's novels. He removed almost half of Wolf's material. After the editor has done his work, the novel is published. The reviewer receives a copy of the novel and writes his opinion of the book. (Reviewers also review films and plays.) The reviews appear…
This will depend on what you're wanting from the editor! If you're writing a letter to the editor of the newspaper, you will write different things than if you're writing to a book editor to publish your story. Please edit this question so that it asks a more specific question so that we can answer it!
You probably won't if you're asking about a book editor. The major publishing houses are based in big cities like New York, and unless you live in a city with a publishing house, you won't find a local book editor. You'll have to do like the rest of us and work long distance with one. If you mean a news editor, you just look up your local paper or magazine and write to them.
First, write the best book you can write and have it edited professionally. Then, get the latest copy of Writer's Market and find out the name and address of the editor you should send your work to at Penguin. Be sure to spell the name correctly. Send a query letter to that editor asking if they'd be interested in seeing your book -- do not send the book without asking first.
First, write the best book you can write and have it professionally edited. Then, get the latest copy of Writer's Market and find out the name and address of the editor you need to write to at MT Books. Send that editor a query letter asking if they would like to see your book -- be sure to spell their name correctly. Don't just send the book without asking.