“Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun”: Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933 – 1986. (Eds. Jordan and David Stouck)

My review of this book is over at the Winnipeg Free Press site.

One of the things I've forgotten about freelance writing is that editors alter your work. Normally it's not a big deal. But it does make me uneasy when I don't know their sources. For example, I don't know how my editor knows that these editors are a father and daughter team. I'm not saying he's wrong, just that things like this always make me uneasy since I've “written” something that I didn't really write. Not complaining, just a note on the phenomenon. It's much more comfortable in the world of literary publishing where the author is the real authority.

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2 thoughts on ““Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun”: Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933 – 1986. (Eds. Jordan and David Stouck)

  1. Hi, Jonathan. Loved the review of “Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun”. Thank you so much for adding to the conversation!

    Morley Walker, Books Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press, called me to confirm the relationship of Stouck and Stouck — so high marks to him.

    University of Alberta Press

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