To be successful, editors draw from a broad base of skills while taking the entire publishing process into account. They are avid, active readers in their own right who understand the way the publishing market works. Beyond that, they also understand the specialized technological tools in use today, are strong proofreaders, understand how to identify and check facts, and communicate clearly and concisely with other departments in order to set a manuscript up for success through production, marketing, and media outreach. By the end of the course, students understand how these tools help editors meet the demands of their profession and thrive in the workplace.
Course OutlineGet an insider's view of how editors thrive within the publishing industry in this introductory course perfect for writers and professionals who want to break into the field.
Course OutlineIdentify key skills necessary for editors to succeed in publishing
Learn how the publishing market works from the inside
Become familiar with basic editorial skills and tools
Understand how editors collaborate with professionals throughout publishing to make a book come to life
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Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required