Welcome to All About Editing!
This site is all about editing--book editing that is! Many people associate editing with catching spelling errors. While that is a part of the practice, editing is a broad, interesting field of work that is constantly evolving.
This site provides an overview of this industry--types of publishing, editing roles, college and university certificate programs, associations, and of course, standard tools of the trade! Please note that while there are more similarities than differences among publishing companies and editing roles, there are always variances. Presented in this site are common positions and terminologies, but there are no doubt many subtleties not documented. Excuse the errors!
The past decade has brought much shift to the practice of editing. Despite the change in delivery of content from print-based to web-based in many instances, the process of creating content remains the same. While some may lament the decline of the print product, it is an exciting time to be in this field. The degree of change in how we learn and how we communicate is unprecedented. Through all of this, the need for well-researched, accurate content and clarity in our communications has not changed.
My goal is to provide users with a broad understanding of the field and to hopefully entice you to check out the resources and courses available should you wish to brush up on your editing skills. I hope you find it of some interest.
My life needs editing.