Saturday, September 7, 2013
Training: So You Want to Be an Editor.
This being September, my c/e anniversary month, I suspect more c/e and freelance info will be posted. Keep an eye out...
Starting with the Editors' Association of Canada (EAC 2011) and So You Want to Be an Editor because So You Want to Be a Wizard is still one of my favorite Diane Duane books.
Make sure you look at that first link carefully... I'd say that 90 percent of freelance editors still make the lower median wage.
Copyeditor Training Parts 1 (Various Courses), 2 (Other Options), and 3 (More Choices) by Erin Brenner.
KOK Edit (Editor-Mom) adds her views on training -- check her list for many colleges and associations and their editing courses. Here's how to join the Copyediting-L list to learn more about other copy editors' thoughts on Editing or experience?
She also has the priceless Copyeditors' Knowledge Base.
Does Training Matter? What Publishers Say about Proofreading and Editing Courses by Louise Harnby, proofreader. Also from Louise Harnby: Proofreaders-to-be: Loving Books Isn’t Enough.
Are Editors Born or Made? by Amy Einsohn [PDF].