Ask Daphne! About College & The Publishing Industry

June 17th, 2013

I’ll admit, I got this question some time ago, but it’s somewhat timeless, I hope. Callie writes: I’m a junior in high school who is quickly moving towards senior year, college, and beyond. I’ve been interested in publishing and the industry as a whole since grade school. You’re basically my idol in the world of […]

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Ask Daphne! How do I do what YOU do?

August 28th, 2009

Wear brilliant shoes (like these) with aplomb? No, be an agent. As Rachel asks: Over the past couple of years I have become interested in the world of publishing and more recently, the idea of becoming a literary agent. I only have one problem: I don’t know where to start in researching this type of […]

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Not a Real Job

July 27th, 2009

I went to see “The Proposal” tonight with some girlfriends, fully prepared to be AMAZED by what Hollywood thinks a book editor does all day. There were, shall we say, some inaccuracies. Not the least of which was mistaking Massachusetts for Alaska, but that’s another issue all together. One of the details I thought dated […]

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Ask Daphne! About majors

February 5th, 2008
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I’ve had a couple of questions lately about education and career paths, and what to study or do to make your way into publishing, and, specifically, towards being a literary agent. Now, knowing that I’m not an officially licensed guidance counselor, here’s a few thoughts.

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Ask Daphne! Will editing get in the way of my writing career?

January 30th, 2008

Lately I’ve started to think about maybe becoming an editor of some sort, even if I’m really low on the publishing food chain. I do want to become a writer & I was wondering if you thought this would get in the way of that?

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