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It varies so much that an entire book can be written on the subject. As a self-published author who has tried the traditional publication route, I will give you some ideas: First, remember that it's always easier to say no than to say yes. To say no to a manuscript takes a second. To say yes requires reading it, thinking about it, contacting the author, and ...


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Fiction First and foremost the work of an editor is about knowing the market and selecting works that sell (or, if it is a cultural publisher: works that have cultural impact). An editor creates a line of publication. He is responsible for the profile of his imprint and creates its brand. For that, the editor needs to have a clear understanding of current ...


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Are asking how to get a job as an editor in some specific area of publishing, i.e. practical advice/info, or as per answer above, what skills are required to become a genuinely competent editor (as opposed to simply a test reader with a lot of specific comments for instance)..? The answer from Neil is a Fein one. I'd stress his final point: an editor needs ...


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You become a book editor by getting a job as an editor, and you do that by demonstrating competence and getting references. It's the same chicken-or-the-egg dilemma as in any field. Editors of manuscripts need a fairly consistent set of skills. There's no standard educational background for an editor, although an English degree is useful to get a job with ...



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