Meet my first editor to appear on Fun Fact Friday! I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jami on a previous short story. She got to tear apart my work and I figure it’s only right that I get to pick her brain.
Does everyone know that most editors write also? I guess you can say they moonlight as writers and authors too. Of course I had to ask about her writing!
Michelle: When does an editor stop editing their own work?
Jami: When someone else starts editing it.
M: Do you have a quirky story that inspired a scene in your WIP?
J: My WIP was inspired by my son’s first summer playing travel ball. So quirky story, no; life, yes.
M: Inspired by the thought that our heroines are usually a reflection of who we are or who we want to be I had to ask. What color is your heroines hair and why?
J: I gave her brown hair. She’s a divorced working mom and doesn’t have time to color it.
Okay enough on her writing – now to get to know the lady behind the red pen!
M: Who is your favorite hero and why?
J: Jaime Sommers. The Bionic Woman was solely responsible for my name going from a boy name to a girl name. Thank you, Jaime. Also, the bionics stuff was cool.
M: Do you have a pet and where do they sit when you are working?
J: I have a dog, and she is always under my feet, which makes it very easy to stay in the chair!
M: Do you collect anything and why? (shoes count)
J: Old General Hospital videotapes. If anyone has stuff from 1978-80, please let me know!
M: Did she just say videotapes? Don’t worry she can do editing on a computer J
M: What is your favorite season and why?
J: I currently live in Florida, where there are no seasons. So it’s a good thing I love summer.
M: I think I need to send poor Jami a cooler of snow next Colorado winter, that could be next week or a few months from now. One never knows. I think she needs to cool off during those humid Florida summers. I watch house hunters and see those people sweating.
Finally I am sure all minds want to know why someone goes into editing – or at least those that hate to edit. <Raises hand> That would be me.
M: Why did you start to edit?
J: Because my high school English teacher’s voice (and red pen) got into my head and won’t leave. Don’t ever try to start a sentence with “this” without a noun immediately following it. The red pen of death will get you!
J: Thanks, Michelle, this was fun!
M: Thanks Jami for letting the world meet you.
For anyone needed editing services Jami is available @ JamiDeise@aol.com
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