Episode 89

Published on:

27th Apr 2022

Editing academic book proposals

Want to know more about editing academic book proposals? Laura Portwood-Stacer discusses what it involves and how to develop your skills.

Listen to find out more about

  • What is an academic book proposal?
  • How and why editors can get involved
  • The types of work and the kinds of editing editors carry out
  • How academic book proposals differ from other types of book proposals
  • Who evaluates academic book proposals and what they're looking for
  • The key elements of an academic book proposal
  • Which elements authors typically need most help with
  • The contextual information editors need to gather from an author
  • How editors can learn about this type of work: The Book Proposal Book

Find out more about Laura Portwood-Stacer

  • Contact Laura: manuscriptworks.com and lauraportwoodstacer.com
  • Read The Book Proposal Book: manuscriptworks.com/book
  • Train as an academic developmental editor: courses.manuscriptworks.com
  • 10% discount coupon for course: EDITINGPODCAST

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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