Arthur asked me to pose the following question here:
I’m scheduled to do a Q&A session at this coming weekend’s SCBWI conference in
“What the heck is an eff’n Gee?”: An editor answers your questions about the mysterious language of publishing.” And further description might be: "Come prepared with questions you’ve had about the publishing process: from confusing technical language you’ve heard and read, to difficult concepts you’ve struggled with in group and individual feedback. Arthur Levine will do his best to demystify and enlighten.”
What I’m looking for are some other good examples of confusing or opaque lingo that I should come prepared to discuss at this session….
Care to chime in? Leave your editorial head-scratchers in the comments and he shall answer all this weekend. (He also has been known to post his talks over at http://www.arthuralevinebooks.com/blog.asp, so keep an eye out over there.)