Originally Posted by FizzyWater
I just thought she made some thought-provoking points about the level of trust the authors have to have...and is that really in their best interest today? Just like 50 years ago, employees could assume they could start and end their careers in a single company, and their bosses would value their contribution....who makes those assumptions today?! That's changed even since I first started working. My company makes a point of stressing in every review that "you own your career", and no one's going to hand it to you, despite your hard work, if you don't participate.
50 years ago editors edited; today they are project managers. And that is when they stay with the book all the way through to shipment which is no sure thing.
Writers today *have* to own and *manage* their careers the same as they own and manage their copyrights and their brand because nobody else is going to do it for them.