Check out the newly released book, Discover the Editor in You, on copyediting as a career curated by Indian Copyeditors Forum.
About the Book
Discover the Editor in You answers a number of critical questions related to copyediting as a career:
What makes for a great copyeditor?
What does the work entail and how does one start?
What keeps copyeditors motivated?
What kind of professional and personal qualities do you need to succeed at copyediting?
What are the future possibilities in this line of work?
The book consists of first-hand accounts by individuals with decades of experience in the field. It will help you understand how copyediting could be a fulfilling career for you if you are:
* on the verge of taking up copyediting as a career and need information from authentic sources,
* an individual interested in making a career switch to copyediting and need to know what it really involves today, or
* a budding writer and want to figure out whether you need an editor.
About Indian Copyeditors Forum (ICF)
ICF is an informal Facebook group for Indian editors and its aim is to share knowledge, ideas, thoughts, and resources. Formed on June 28, 2015, the group is managed by Vivek Kumar and has 2866 members as of June 18, 2023. ICF maintains a website and has presence on LinkedIn and Twitter.
ICF encourages freelance and full-time editors (necessarily Indian although exceptions can be made in rare cases) to engage in active networking and hopes to create a culture of meaningful and sustained interaction. The Forum invites editors to share successes and pitfalls of freelancing, provide leads, give warnings (always discreetly), ask questions, and discuss oddly written sentences, other editorial bugbears, and any other professional concerns. In addition to editors, abstractors, designers, indexers, manuscript evaluators, project managers, proofreaders, translators, typesetters, and writers are welcome to join.
You can read the full story behind this book HERE.