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From Writer to Reader: The Art of Editing Books

Are you a lover of books? Do you like to write? Do you see yourself working as an editor someday, or in another position in a publishing company? Then this course could be for you. In class, learn what an editor does and how books are made, and gain insights into the world of publishing. The most successful editors are also entrepreneurs who don’t wait for book manuscripts to come to them, but instead cultivate writers and scour the worlds of entertainment and digital media (including blogs and Twitter) for exciting ideas. In this course, learn how to think like an editor and gain an understanding of how a concept becomes a commercially viable and exciting publishing project.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of how to source potential book properties and to evaluate their viability in the marketplace
  • The skills to edit pages of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts

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

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