5th Intensive Course for Editors in Publishing (May 21- 26, 2012)Institute of Book Publishing
- New delhi
Role of an editor in a publishing house (including acquisition and commissioning of manuscripts).• Author-editor/publisher relationship.• Copyright, permissions, other legal issues and editor’s responsibilities.
House style: Its importance and how to develop it + Practice. • Copy editing and tools of editing.• Grammar and punctuation: Syntactic issues, punctuation, hyphens, ems and ens, quotation marks + Practice.• Marking up: How, why, when, what.• Style and level: Capitals, italics, numbers, purpose and level.• Tables, technical symbols and copyfitting: Abridging and elaborating.
Introduction to online editing.• Advantages of online copy editing. • Ms Word functions with track change.• Practice session with live text.
Visual editing: Type fonts, structure and design.• Cover to cover: Covers and binding, prelims, body of the book, running heads, end matter-references, notes, further reading and index.• Field visit to a publishing/printing house.
Making a proposal.• Editing fiction + Practice.• Editing translations and language publications.• The art of making an index.
Day 6• Delivery of content online – e-publishing and other options.• Editorial dilemmas.• Copyright, permissions, legal issues and author-publisher agreement.• Panel discussion: Role & Responsibilities of an Editor.