Use These Resources to Become a Book Editor

A Collection of Articles About Becoming a Book Editor

This post contains tips and advice related to becoming a book editor from a variety of authors, each providing their own insights, but first, a few brief points to consider.

If you’re good at catching written errors, can identify style flaws, can make content flow naturally, and are interested in becoming a book editor, then this post offers the information you need for an overview of what’s involved in this career.

Editing is not about checking for spelling and grammar mistakes, it’s about how the ideas flow, and how everything fits together.

The advice I always give regarding careers is to make sure you pursue a career you’ll be happy with. Many times people will spend time and money pursuing a career only to find that they made the wrong choice, and it’s something they’re not happy with.

I believe if you can shadow somebody or at least interview someone that’s successful in the career you’re pursuing you’ll have a good idea of what to expect.

Have a look at the resources I have included in this post to help you decide if pursuing a career as a book editor is something you want to do.


How To Become A Book Editor

How to Become a Book Editor in 7 Steps: A Freelancer’s Guide

How to Become an Editor | Step-by-Step Guide

How Do I Become a Book Editor?

How to become an academic book editor in five easy steps – Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

How to Become an Editor (by the Editors of This Site) | Fairygodboss

What To Know Before Becoming a Book Editor

What It’s Actually Like to Work With a Book Editor

What I Learned About Writing by Becoming an Editor – Horkey HandBook

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life of a Book Editor – Hachette Book Group – Medium

A Day in the Life of a Book Editor: Caroline Bleeke of Flatiron Books | Poets & Writers

Late Nights and Inky Fingers: the Daily Life of a Book Editor : Women Writers, Women’s Books

Pros and Cons

The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelance Editor

Is This the Right Career Choice For You?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Good Editor?

So, You Want to Be an Editor — Why? | An American Editor

Character Traits

Top 10 qualities of a good editor

Five Must Have Qualities Of An Editor | LifeBeyondNumbers

What are the qualities of a good editor? – Media Associates International


Top 10 Skills Needed for a Job in Editing

Job Duties

Editor Career Profile | Job Description, Salary, and Growth | Truity

Schools and Certification

Book Editor: Education Requirements and Career Information

Book Editor Schools


Book Editor Salary

Resume Tips

Editor Resume Sample | Editor Resumes | LiveCareer

Book Editor Resume Samples | JobHero

Book Editor Resume Sample – Best Format

Interview Questions

Interview Questions for a Book Editor

Editor interview questions – Hiring | Workable


36 book bloggers to follow right now — Lounge Books

Blog – NY Book Editors

35 Hot Blogs to Help 21st Century Writers Light Their Fire | Your Writer Platform

Famous Book Editors

Legendary Book Editors: Maxwell Perkins, Gordon Lish, Robert Gottlieb

Famous Book Editors | List of the Top Well-Known Book Editors

7 Writers Who Were Also Editors (And the Books They Edited) | Literary Hub

Job Opportunities

The Latest About Book Editors


Latest Searches For Book Editors


Latest News About Book Editors


Books Related To Book Editors



Tweets Related To Book Editors

Best Book Editors on Twitter | GalleyCat


Videos Related To Book Editors