Laura Van der Veer

Laura Van der Veer

Editor | Little A, Amazon Publishing

Laura Van der Veer is an editor at Little A, Amazon Publishing, focusing on narrative nonfiction. Her forthcoming titles include Obama by Brian Abrams, You’ve Been So Lucky Already by Alethea Black, Zoo Nebraska by Carson Vaughan, The Waltham Murders by Susanna Zalkind, Eye Wide Open by Peter Gatien, and Exposure by Beth Rodden. Before Little A she worked for Spiegel & Grau, where she edited Norm MacDonald’s Based on a True Story, Abagail Ulman’s Hot Little Hands, and Rob Delaney’s Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. She lives in the Bronx with her fiancé.

Who Teaches Editors to Edit?: The Secrets Behind Top Editors’ and Agents’ Esteemed Skills and How You Can Apply Their Strategies to Your Own Work

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Editing isn’t a skill learned in the classroom. Most editors and agents figure out how to edit on the job, under the guidance of supervisors and colleagues. What’s covered in an edit letter, and how is it different from a workshop critique? Do you have to follow every editorial suggestion? How do editors and agents […]