Published on February 17, 2014
Self-Publishing for Editors Editorial Freelancers Association Instructor: Carla Douglas Beyond Paper Editing All images from Microsoft.com, used with permission
What You’ll Need O Microsoft Word (course instructions are written for Word 2010) O Course text: APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch O A sense of humor and a tolerance for lots of great interaction and hands-on exploration
Who This Course is For I’ve designed this course with a range of learners in mind: O Are you tech-savvy? I’ve built lots of extras into the course to allow you to work to your strengths O Do you describe yourself as a luddite? I’ve provided you with lots of basic options, and additional resources that can address gaps in your knowledge
1.0 Exploring Ebooks Learning Goals O to explore a nonfiction and fiction ebook O to understand how ebooks work O to understand how ebooks are similar to and different from print books
2.0 Understanding Epublishing Learning Goals O To familiarize yourself with important topics, players and organizations in the epublishing world O To understand how self-publishing works
3.0 Editors and Self-Publishing Learning Goals O To understand key steps in the selfpublishing process O To find author-friendly resources that demonstrate or explain the selfpublishing steps
4.0 The Editor’s New Roles Learning Goals O To learn about common ebook gaffes and formatting errors in ebooks O To consider the roles of editor-as- educator and editor-as-publishing consultant O To create an author tool that explains the key steps in the (self-)publishing process
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