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The Job Outlook in Publishing: Is It as Bad as My Grandmother Tells Me?

As a soon-to-be college graduate, I’m interested in having a job in the next year. And really, I’d like a full-time job. And I’d like to be in the field I’ve spent my time in college preparing to go into. So can I expect to meet those (in my opinion) minimal criteria? What does the …

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Do You Know the Difference Between These Publishing House Departments?

Say you want to go into editorial at a publishing house. What does that mean? There are actually several variations on what you’re probably thinking of as the editorial department in most publishers. Do you know what they all do and which you’d rather work for? My guess is no, if you’re reading this. It’s …

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5 Steps to Starting Your Freelance Editing Career

Freelance copyediting is a great career or side-career for certain people interested in all kinds of publishing. There are a variety of reasons people get into it—you get to work from home (or perhaps a coffeeshop), choose your projects, be your own boss, and actually work with manuscripts and authors. But what do you need …

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4 Cities with Publishing Scenes–That Aren’t New York

New York City: city of opportunity, business, and insanely high rent. It’s a center for acting, finance–and publishing. Many American publishers are based in or have major offices in New York, and it’s where many international publishing companies have American offices. This goes for everything from magazines to books of all sorts. What’s expected for …