Editor | W. W. Norton & Company
Quynh Do is an editor at W. W. Norton. She acquires, edits, and publishes serious nonfiction with a focus on science, math, medicine, philosophy, technology, and natural history. Her current and upcoming titles include work by virtual reality expert Jeremy Bailenson, mathematician Hannah Fry, archaeologist Alexander Langlands, and science journalist Lydia Denworth, among others. A card-carrying Midwesterner, she lives in Brooklyn.
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 […]