Want to become a freelance book editor?
Editorial Arts Academy: Where wordsmiths learn to prosper from their passion
Have you ever wondered whether you’d make a good book editor? Maybe you spot typos in the books you read, or you readily think of ways a novel could be strengthened. Maybe you’ve always wanted to turn your love of words and books into a profitable, rewarding career. Or maybe you just want to explore freelance work for the flexible lifestyle it affords.
We’re longtime freelance book editors, and we love what we do. We started Editorial Arts Academy so we could teach others how to prosper from their passion.
Take our Editor Profile Quiz!
Not all editors are good spellers or grammar geeks. There are different editorial roles depending on what stage of the book you work on.
We’ve found four editor profile types and seven editorial roles for freelance book editing. To see where you fit in, take our Editor Profile Quiz.
The quiz takes about ten minutes. You’ll learn which of the four editor profiles you fit and also get an idea of what kinds of editorial roles/jobs you could pursue: beta reader, manuscript evaluator, writing/book coach, developmental editor, line editor, copyeditor, or proofreader.
About Freelance Book Editing 101
Want to know how to become an editor of popular books for a general audience? (Examples of these kinds of trade books are fiction, creative nonfiction, how to/wellness/business, and Young Adult.) If so, then this is the class for you.
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How we help
We’ll Teach You How to Edit Books!
We’re developing courses geared toward wordsmiths who’ve always wondered how to get started as editors. Our online courses will be targeted specifically toward editing trade fiction and nonfiction books (the kinds of books you might read for a book group). In addition, we’ll provide community and support through online groups and mentoring/coaching. We’d love to keep you updated. For announcements about our courses and other offerings, sign up below.
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