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SfEP Guide - Editing Fiction: A short introduction (HARD COPY VERSION - MEMBERS ONLY)    
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Editing Fiction: A short introduction

It's always been notoriously difficult for newcomers to break into the field of fiction editing. However, the recent massive growth in the creative writing industry, coupled with the fashion for self-publishing novels as e-books, has opened up new opportunities for freelance fiction editors.

This guide is aimed at both freelances who want to know more about traditional fiction publishing and those who'd like to take advantage of the growing market but know little about the techniques of editing fiction. It explains the difference between working for publishers and working for private clients, and examines the separate skills of manuscript assessment, structural editing and copy-editing. It concludes with an extensive list of resources for further study.