Editing for Young Readers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 , 11 am–12:30 pm EST
This is a BASIC SKILLS course
Instructor: Christine Ma
With the success of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and other bestselling series, the market for books for young readers is hotter than ever. Copyediting fiction written for readers in this category (generally 18 years old and younger) is like copyediting fiction for adults in terms of grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, and author’s voice. But it also involves many other issues, including age-appropriateness, inclusive language, and voice. Recognizing these problems in authors’ manuscripts can help you better copyedit or proofread these books.
In this Master Class, you will learn:
- How editing fiction for young readers differs from editing for an adult audience
- What to consider when editing various reading levels of children’s books, from board books to young adult novels
- Why diversity is a hot topic in the market
- How to get into editing for younger readers
All Master Class times are webinars scheduled in Eastern Time (ET). Login information and materials are sent out to registrants a day or two before the scheduled time.