Jen Moritz is the best editor Brian knows. And he’s not just saying that because he married her.
Really, she’s awesome.
And since Brian’s been talking to writers for more than a year, he figured it was time to get the scoop from an editor.
Jen, who is the senior copy editor at Dixon Schwabl advertising, talks about what makes a good editor and how editing should be like gardening. You know your Facebook friend who posts memes about its/it’s and how they love grammar? Jen tells us that just shows they don’t know what an editor does. She also gives writers advice on how to instantly improve their writing — use ALL the contractions, folks! End your sentence in for. It’s OK!
Jen also tells us what grammar tells us about the identity of The Last Jedi. She also reveals Brian’s biggest sin as a writer.