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Cultural Boundaries and the Role of Experts

October 15, 2015

By Audrey Maynard, children’s editor at Tilbury House Books

Confucius is credited with saying, “True wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.” As a white editor who values working on books with authors and illustrators from different regions, religions, and cultures, it’s always been important to acknowledge my limitations. One lesson I’ve learned over time is the value of hiring independent cultural consultants to help spot issues in manuscripts. It is an unfair burd...

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