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How to Be a Book Editor

Editors are the first and most crucial link in the publishing chain. If you are an aspiring or fledgling editor, this course provides you with practical information, including where ideas come from, how to evaluate a proposal and pitch the project to publishing boards, and how to negotiate with agents. Learn about working with the author through the writing process, basic line-editing techniques, and the editor’s ongoing role in the publishing process. Class assignments allow you to hone your editorial skills. The course concludes with a discussion of editorial career paths.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how editors work with authors and literary agents
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of book editors

Ideal for

  • Students with an interest in launching a careers as an editor
  • Writers who want to learn more about the role of editors
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