The Institute of Professional Editors has two newly accredited editors in Cairns.
‘It’s easy for people writing their memoirs to forget that they are telling a story, and that they must step back from their lives a little to consider plot, character development and scene-setting, just as if they were writing a novel,’ says Collings. ‘Often it takes quite a lot of ingenuity to work out what story needs to be told!’
‘Many people seem to think books are books and publishers are publishers, but it’s not so. We see many a terrific manuscript that we can’t publish.’