Editing Fiction: A short introduction by Imogen Olsen is available now from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) for only £5.
SfEP description: "This guide is aimed at both freelances who want to know more about traditional fiction publishing and those who'd like to take advantage of the growing market but know little about the techniques of editing fiction. It explains the difference between working for publishers and working for private clients, and examines the separate skills of manuscript assessment, structural editing and copy-editing. It concludes with an extensive list of resources for further study."
Even though I'm a proofreader rather than an editor, I've ordered this booklet. Why? Because Olsen's experience of working in the field of fiction editing is, frankly, too extensive to ignore.
The SfEP publishes a number of useful booklets that address various aspects of editorial freelancing. To see the full list click here.
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