About Jerry Gross

Jerry Gross began his publishing career at Simon & Schuster as Henry Simon's first reader. During his years as a paperback and hardcover fiction and nonfiction editor, he created the gothic romance and gothic mystery as mass-market paperback categories. He edited Publishers on Publishing and Editors on Editing

Ten Signs of a Scam Book Doctor

Long time professional editor, Jerry Gross developed a widely used code of ethics for editors and book doctors. Here are his 10 points to consider when evaluating someone to work with you on your manuscript. Ten Signs Of A Scam Book Doctor by Jerry Gross Working with an expert, ethical book doctor can often make … Continue reading

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Working with a Free-Lance Editor or Book Doctor

 The following essay is one of a collection of 39 essays by distinguished editors about the practical and theoretical aspects of publishing that appear in Editors on Editing:  What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do, edited by Jerry Gross, Grove/Atlantic, 1993.  It is reprinted with permission of the author. When should a writer … Continue reading

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