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Editing academic book proposals
Episode 8927th April 2022 • The Editing Podcast • Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)
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Want to know more about editing academic book proposals? Laura Portwood-Stacer discusses what it involves and how to develop your skills.

Listen to find out more about

  • What is an academic book proposal?
  • How and why editors can get involved
  • The types of work and the kinds of editing editors carry out
  • How academic book proposals differ from other types of book proposals
  • Who evaluates academic book proposals and what they're looking for
  • The key elements of an academic book proposal
  • Which elements authors typically need most help with
  • The contextual information editors need to gather from an author
  • How editors can learn about this type of work: The Book Proposal Book

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