Publishing Boot Camp: Book Editing

The art of shaping a manuscript into a publishable book is a key skill for those interested in careers in publishing. This workshop will provide an intensive, hands-on exploration of the many facets of book editing. Topics will include how to select a book for publication and to best work with the author and with stakeholders in the publishing company itself, such as marketers, publicists, and members of the sales team. Students will also explore the intricacies of genre, pacing, plot, and voice, as well as research and accuracy, where appropriate. They will work on unpublished manuscripts, both fiction and non-fiction, in multiple different genres. Peer review will be incorporated into the classroom process. Some knowledge of the publishing process is highly advantageous but not required.
This course is part of the Publishing Boot Camp Series, a collaboration between the NYUSPS Center for Publishing, and Center for Applied Liberal Arts.  

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role of the book editor and the task of editing
  • An understand of how an editor interacts with other members of the publishing house
  • Knowledge about publishing trends and what makes a successful book
  • Ability to identify new ideas for books
  • Practical skills to evaluate submissions
  • Experience editing pages of fiction and non-fiction manuscripts

Ideal for

  • Recent graduates of the NYUSPS Center for Publishing’s Summer Publishing Institute (SPI).
  • Former and current students in the Certificate in Professional Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking at the NYUSPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts.
  • Individuals currently working in the publishing industry in ancillary roles
  • Anyone aspiring to careers in publishing
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.