Editing scholarly research that will change the world is one of the most rewarding careers out there
Focused on the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplines, this course teaches you how to help academic authors write and publish fantastic work.
Academic editing essentials
How to edit scholarly texts for content, including
✓ narrative arc
✓ engagement with sources
✓ authorial voice
✓ transforming a dissertation into a book
How to edit scholarly texts for writing, including
✓ citation formatting
How to build and maintain strong bonds, including
✓ phrasing your edits
✓ meeting authors where they're at
✓ tactful troubleshooting
✓ impressing project managers
✓ continually building your skills and networks
What you'll learn
Meet your instructors
Dr. Cathy Hannabach and Sarah Grey
Hi, we’re Dr. Cathy Hannabach, founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire, and Sarah Grey, developmental editor at O'Reilly Media.
As longtime professional academic editors (Cathy is also a former professor), we have edited thousands of books, journal articles, book chapters, and digital projects in fields like
- gender and sexuality studies
- disability studies
- critical race and ethnic studies
- political science
- and communication
We created this course because we noticed a dire lack of training options for folks wanting careers in academic editing.
This is a specialty that requires both professional editing training and an extensive understanding of academic publishing and knowledge production.
We distilled our professional academic editing experience and expertise into this course.
Our goal is to to help you build a thriving academic editing career and get more great scholarship into the world.
Come join us!
Learn your way
19 videos (total: 5 hours 5 minutes)
19 downloadable slide decks
19 written lessons