This eBook provides a step-by-step guide on the processes required to become a successful editor. It can help give you the tools to you achieve a competitive edge in what is a very competitive industry. It will enable you to separate the editing process into bite size stages, following a logical sequence of tasks, from securing the work at the outset through to final proofing.
It contains 60 pages of advice written by John Mason, who knows the editing business and has written hundreds of books and articles beginning in the 1970s.
CHAPTER 1 HOW MUCH EDITING?
Finding a balance and setting priorities
Fiction and non-fiction
Personality traits of editors
CHAPTER 2 STAGES OF EDITING
Example of a simple style guide
CHAPTER 3 TYPES OF EDITING
What are your editing criteria?
Editing a newsletter
Editing a blog
Editing a print magazine or newspaper
Editing a sales catalogue
Editing a brochure
Editing a fiction book
Editing a non fiction text book
Editing research papers and journal articles
CHAPTER 4 TOOLS AND LANGUAGE
Editing and proofreading symbols
CHAPTER 5 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR EDITORS
Listening and talking
Advanced written communication
How editors communicate
When and where editors work
CHAPTER 6 FINDING WORK AND SELLING YOURSELF