Harvard University Summer School

Creative Writing S-170

Principles of Editing

Limited Enrollment Course
4 units
6-8:30 pm

Section 1: Kim Cooper -- M, W 6-8:30 pm
Section 2: Robert Emmett Ginna -- T, Th 6-8:30 pm

This course is designed to familiarize students with the roles of magazine and book editors. By using an editor's actual working materials-queries, manuscripts, contracts-we consider editors' myriad responsibilities to author, publisher, and reader. Students learn the production process, from acquisitions to line editing and copyediting, design, marketing, and publicity. Guest speakers-literary agents, authors, designers-visit the class to share their various areas of expertise.

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URL: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~creas170/

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