Monday, May 2, 2016

Hugos, Long Form Editor and Sheila Gilbert

So, the Hugo nominations came out, and to no one's surprise, much of the same mess as last year is happening again.  I'm not going to get into it.  Other people have said what I would say, and said it better, so I don't need to be another voice in that chorus.
Instead, I'm going to focus on the positive: My editor, Sheila Gilbert, is again nominated for Best Long Form Editor.  I'm THRILLED about this.
Now, I see a lot of chatter out there where people say, "What does it mean, 'Best' Long Form Editor.  How do we judge?  What did they work on?"  These are really valid questions, because to some degree, the better an editor's work is, the more invisible it would be.  Now, what an editor works on ought to be a relatively simple matter.  Fortunately, the fine people at DAW have presented a list of the 2015 books she worked on, including two of mine:
Now, I can't speak for any one else on this list, but I will gladly do what I can to help potential Hugo voters understand the editing process, make it as transparent as I can.  So: if you have questions that would help you decide if a "Best Long Form Editor" is deserved, you can ask me. I will gladly answer them as candidly as I can.

1 comment:

Robert L. Slater said...

Good company, Marshall!