Avoid the Knowledge Gap in Your Editing
How to Know What You Don’t Know
Ever read a passage and sensed that something was off, but without knowing what? You may be on the edge of a knowledge gap, and identifying those gaps before you fall in is a skill you can practice and develop. PEN member Kellie M. Hultgren will dig into the roles of instinct and intuition in editing and share stories of the editorial “spider sense” in action. Then we’ll investigate some common knowledge gaps and how to avoid, bridge, or fill them; situations where hunches can lead you astray; and techniques for recognizing gaps before they become a problem.
Nonmembers may attend up to two free Professional Editors Network meetings before becoming a member.
Kellie M. HultgrenKMH Editing
Kellie M. Hultgren has worked at almost every stage of the book business, from slush review to production, marketing, distribution, and sales, and as a result she knows how to wield both an en dash and a hydraulic knife. As the owner of KMH Editing she provides freelance developmental editing, copyediting, and project management for trade and academic publishers and individual writers from St. Paul to Singapore. She is a member of the Professional Editors Network, ACES: The Society for Editing, and the Editorial Freelancers Association and currently serves as the president of the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable board.