1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Book Publishing: From Editor to Reader

Do you enjoy reading? Do you like to write? Do you see yourself possibly working in publishing—as an editor or in some other capacity? If so, this course is for you. Learn what an editor does and how a book is made, and gain insight into the world of publishing. In this course, explore the book publishing process, with a special emphasis on the art of editing, and learn to think like an editor. The most successful editors are also entrepreneurs and big thinkers who look for book ideas in a variety of places, including blogs, magazine articles, and television shows.What’s your “big idea”? How will you bring it to readers? And how do you make a manuscript the best it can be?

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in exploring a possible career in publishing or editing

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of what an editor does and how a book is made
  • Insight into the world of publishing
  • Knowledge of the book publishing process and the ability to think like an editor
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Available Sessions

  • Session 5 Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule


International Student Deadline: March 15, 2024
Residential U.S Student Deadline: May 17, 2024
Commuter U.S Student Deadline: June 7, 2024

Application Requirements and Fees

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