the Book Lover's Dream Job
If you love to read, book
editor is probably the most fab job you can imagine. Book editors are the
people who shape what the world reads. They decide which manuscripts
are worthy of becoming published books, and then they turn those manuscripts
generally fall into two categories: copyeditors and acquisitions
editors. Read on to see which job appeals to you.
Copyeditors edit an author's manuscript. These are the people who
correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Copyeditors make sure that
the character that has brown curly hair on page 24 still has brown curly
hair on page 224. Their work directly contributes to the reader's enjoyment
of the published book.
Editor: Acquisitions involves
books for a publishing house. These are the people who deal with literary
agents and authors. They read proposals and sample chapters. They make
offers to publish manuscripts that they think are written well and will
sell well. They work with authors throughout the writing process
to ensure that the book stays on track and on time.
either copyediting or acquisitions sounds like the career of your dreams,
the FabJob Guide to Become a Book Editor
is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started
and succeed in the exciting book publishing industry.
guide's author is Jodi
L. Brandon, a professional writer and editor who has worked
in the editorial departments of several publishers including Hearst
Books (an imprint of international publisher William Morrow &
Co., Inc.). Jodi has edited and/or contributed to a number of high-profile
books, including The Barnes & Noble Guide to Children's Books, The Buzz on Beer anthology,
Frommer's travel guides, and Copyright Plain & Simple.
the FabJob Guide to Become a Book Editor Jodi offers expert
advice to help you become an editor of adult fiction or non-fiction.
Her advice can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some
common mistakes, and give you the information you need to break into book editing.
guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become
a book editor, including:
to popular belief, you don't have to be an English major to become
a book editor. This section of the guide explains how you can quickly get
the insider knowledge of editing and publishing that will give you
a huge advantage in this competitive job market.
to brush up your knowledge of grammar and the English language
(especially if you want to be a copyeditor)
skills employers are looking for and how you can develop them
to learn about the publishing industry so you can spot trends
and recognize a good book idea
best resources (including many free online resources) for keeping
up with publishing industry news
publishing programs that can give you an advantage in the job market
overview of publishing industry jargon so you can talk like an insider
to get an internship with a publisher (plus other internships that
can help you get a job)
to quickly get practical experience through volunteering
and part-time work
information in this section can save you many hours of research time. Here
you will find the best job resources and information about employers gathered
for you in one place.
to find job openings and employer contact information, including:
best websites for finding editing jobs
recruiters who hire editors for publishers
on dozens of publishers throughout the United States and Canada,
including links to job opportunities and contact information
to get a job working with a "book packager" (companies that produce
books for publishers)
to include on your resume (includes a sample)
to write an effective cover letter (includes a sample)
to ace your interview
employers expect you to know about their company (and how to get
to wear and what to bring
questions you are likely to be asked, and how to answer them
to do after the interview
and benefits, and which employers you should not try to negotiate
with if you want to get hired
to break into publishing later in your career (as opposed to working
your way up the editorial ladder)
How to Become a Freelance Book Editor
this part of the guide you'll get step-by-step advice about how
to start a part-time or full-time freelance editing business and how to get hired as a freelance book editor.
you will discover:
to start a freelance editing business with little or no money
Information about business matters affecting freelance editors, such as setting up a home office, licenses, insurance, etc.
your services as a freelance editor, with information about hourly fees,
per word rates, project fees, and more
best ways to market your freelance editing services to authors, publishers, and corporations
to include in a client contract to protect yourself
for your freelance editing business (including a sample client questionnaire,
sample contracts, sample
invoice, and more)
You can have all this and more
for an incredible special price. People pay hundreds of dollars for publishing
courses. The FabJob Guide to Become a Book Editor contains some
of the best career advice you could get from other sources,
much more including free updates.
to be successful on the job
Other types of book editing jobs including production editing (overseeing the printing process)
to get a job as a manuscript reader for a literary agency
Advice on developing
with authors and publishers
to get promoted from editorial assistant to editor
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