I am currently in college and am changing my major from education to English because I want to be an acquisitions editor because I really like to read. Plus, I'm really good with English grammer, plot lines, characters and all that other stuff. I know that getting a couple of internships will be a smart step, but I don't really know what I need to do beyond that. Thanks for your help!
I want to be an acquisitions editor, but I want to go to college first.
I'm a freshman in college, majoring in Journalism and English. I'd like to be a Acquisition Editor for Historical Fiction books someday. Can someone tell me some tips for becoming an amazing candidate for the job?
I have always had a big passion for writing and like many people out there, I would love to get my work published one day. I do realise however, how competitive and 'cruel' the world of worlds can be.
Even If I never make my biggest dream come true, I can make my life more enjoyable working in an environment I love, surrendered by books and people who share the same passion (hopefully).
Is there anyone who could give me tips on getting a job a publishing house, ideally as an Acquisitions Editor or Copyeditor?
(I have a degree in translation, as I would love to eventually a) get published b) translate books)
I know a lot of people have asked this before, but I'm asking for a different reason. I wanna go into Publishing after I graduate college. I plan to be an Acquisitions Editor, someone who reviews book proposals, picks one, and persuades there Company to publish the book. Anyways I was wondering what college would be best in majoring in English for this particular type of job. Also do I need an English degree to be an Acquisitions Editor or would majoring in something else help out more with my goal and does anyone know what I should minor in. All answers are appreciated, but be real I know sometimes on Yahoo you guys can joke around and people take you said seriously. This is a serious question.
What are the steps from high school till your out of college to become an acquisition book editor?
Can u give me the average salary and job descriptions for:
if the first two are the same thing just mash them together thank u :)
by the way i mean novel and magazine editors
I work with a photographer and he has written a childrens book. I am trying to figure out the best way to market it. We are the publishers so we don't have a big publisher to do this job for us. The book is a non fiction book on Joshua Tree National Park aimed at kids 2nd to 4th grade. If you have any ideas I would greatly appericate them.
Thank you in advance!!
Before editing and all of that. What's the actual job title?
This question is specifically targeted at anybody who has worked in a publishing house. I want to become a literary editor and review and edit books for authors. I am a writer myself and very enthusiastic about this field. But there is one problem. I have social phobia which means I am extremely uncomfortable when it comes to presentations or talking to so many people at once. It is difficult to talk to another person one at a time, but I can still bear it. I can help the authors out and communicate with them if there aren't too many people at once gawking at me. But I absolutely can't do presentations or try bring in clients through some excellent communication skills etc.
I just need to know if going into this field does not mean I have to do presentations or too scary things.
Help please :(
I am writing a cover letter for my resume, and I don't know who to address it to. The supervisor is listed on the job information sheet I received, but the director is listed first on the website, and the supervisor is listed as the junior creative director on the site, not supervisor. Also, if I do not know their marital status, would it be informal to address the cover letter using their full name?
I've recently looked into the career of acquisition book editing and before i decide to come one I need to know how much they make
Per story. Does it depend on the amount of sales the book makes?
How long does it take to "move up" in the industry? What is the average salary for college grads in entry level? Thanks.
I was wondering what kind of editors there are in a book publishing company. A few answered this, but they don't tell me what the roles are. Can anybody tell me what kinds of editors there are, what they need to get the job, and their roles? Do they make much money? I want to recommend one of the jobs to a friend of mines, but I want to make sure which.
Okay, I am aiming to become a book editor and am currently studying English Lang, English Lit, Classics and Business but I absolutely hate my English Lit lessons and am considering dropping it after my first year, but I want to know whether it would a) be necessary for the job or b) have a significant likelihood of enabling me to make it into the publishing industry more successfully.
Just to add, I would like to be a copy-editor, not an acquisitons editor.
It's well known the publishing industry is extremely monopolized, that a gateway into the industry is difficult to manage-- my question is, is there even a market for employment? Every english major I know dreams of doing something in publishing (commonly, editing) but is this even possible now days?
Which of these is/will be readily available in the coming years?