48 min

Life of an Editor: Kaylan Adair, Part 1 Story of the Book

    • Arts

The brilliant Kaylan Adair joins us to talk about life on the other side of the desk! As an executive editor at Candlewick Press, Kaylan is brimming with information about the acquisitions process, P&Rs, revisions, the importance of authorial voice, editor burnout, and more! She walks us through what it was like to find HOUR OF THE BEES in her inbox, and what it takes for an editor to bring a book all the way to publication. Since this is such a meaty conversation, we’ve split it into TWO PARTS. Part One is up now, Part Two will be out next week!

Kaylan Adair is an Executive Editor at Candlewick Press, where she’s worked for the past fifteen years. She acquires and edits everything from board book originals to YA novels. She is drawn to characters first and plots second, and loves nothing more than to be caught up in the stories of characters who seem so real, she aches when she finally has to say goodbye.

Candlewick Press

Check out HOUR OF THE BEES by Lindsay Eagar

The brilliant Kaylan Adair joins us to talk about life on the other side of the desk! As an executive editor at Candlewick Press, Kaylan is brimming with information about the acquisitions process, P&Rs, revisions, the importance of authorial voice, editor burnout, and more! She walks us through what it was like to find HOUR OF THE BEES in her inbox, and what it takes for an editor to bring a book all the way to publication. Since this is such a meaty conversation, we’ve split it into TWO PARTS. Part One is up now, Part Two will be out next week!

Kaylan Adair is an Executive Editor at Candlewick Press, where she’s worked for the past fifteen years. She acquires and edits everything from board book originals to YA novels. She is drawn to characters first and plots second, and loves nothing more than to be caught up in the stories of characters who seem so real, she aches when she finally has to say goodbye.

Candlewick Press

Check out HOUR OF THE BEES by Lindsay Eagar

48 min

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