For some, editing is a necessary evil. They are the people who are in a hurry to put their ideas into words; but lack the patience to reflect and craft those words into something that communicates really well.
There are plenty of books that show you the processes involved in editing; but knowing the process is in itself not enough to be a successful editor. This book not only covers aspects of the process; but it also goes beyond the process; showing you things that may help you to become better than the “average” editor.
This 60 page ebook will give you lots of tips on becoming a successful editor.
As in many industries, editing has evolved over the years. This ebook written in 2014 will provide you with a modern approach to editing. Successful editors need to be across so many different writing styles, publishing media and audiences. Discover the skills and work processes to help you become more productive and successful as an editor..
The Author of this ebook knows the business. John Mason has been writing books since the 1970’s and has over 100 titles published, some as printed books, others as ebooks. He has contributed to numerous magazines and editor of Your Backyard National Gardening Magazine and is currently the gardening editor of Homegrown Magazine.
The ‘How to be a Successful Editor’ ebook covers the following topics:
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