Editing Careers: Breaking into Academic Editing

Editing Careers: Breaking into Academic Editing

April 16, 2018

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Ideas on Fire is heading to Chicago next week to talk about academic editing careers at the 2018 ACES Society for Editing conference in Chicago.

Editing Careers:

Breaking into Academic Editing

What is academic editing all about? How does it differ from editing other kinds of writing? In this session, three academic editors—Cathy Hannabach, Sarah Grey, and Summer McDonald—will walk you through the ins and outs of scholarly publishing, including editing journal articles, dissertations, book proposals, and books.

Topics covered will include how academics’ needs differ from those of other editing clients, what university presses look for from their authors and how editors can help them provide it, how to best work with academic clients, and how much specialization you need to do different kinds of academic editing.

If you’re interested in breaking into academic editing or making the transition from academic life to freelance editing, this session is for you.

Register for the conference

to join us on April 26, 2018, 9:30–10:45 am CT in Chicago

Want more training?

Check out our course Introduction to Professional Academic Editing

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