Editing Children's Books

As part of the society’s thirtieth annual conference, Ms. Lamb, who is also vice president of Random House’s… read more

As part of the society’s thirtieth annual conference, Ms. Lamb, who is also vice president of Random House’s Children’s Trade Book Group, talked about the role of the editor in the writing process. She suggested that the relationship between author and editor is a collaborative one and believes the editor’s job is to understand the author’s vision without influencing it. In addition, the editor should consider the work from the point of view of the intended audience. Ms. Lamb described the editor’s job as dependent on the author, including the roles of motivator and therapist. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Wendy Lamb Director Wendy Lamb Books->Publishing
  • Lin Oliver Executive Director Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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Editing Children's Books

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Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Sep 29, 2001
Last Aired:
Dec 10, 2001

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  • Sep 29, 2001 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2001 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2001 | 3:36am EST | C-SPAN 2
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