Introduction to Editing and Publishing
What you can learn.
- Identify 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
About this course:
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.