Editorial Project Management
This course is designed to equip editors with all the skills they need to manage complex publishing projects.
Editorial project managers are responsible for coordinating all the work on a publication from receipt of text, if not earlier, to publication. The principles of the job are the same regardless of the content of the publication; whether the publication is a new book or a reprint, or a journal, report, or in-house magazine; or whether the final output is printed on paper, produced as an e-book, or displayed on a website.
Written by Barbara Horn, a highly regarded editor and project manager, the course is the product of years of experience. It will give you a detailed insight into every aspect of the process, including scheduling, budgeting, finding and briefing the right team for the job, maintaining quality and giving feedback.
The editorial project manager must:
- assess the materials so that they can plan what needs to be done and how to do it
- analyse, and, if necessary, revise the schedule and budget to ensure they are adequate to produce work of the required quality
- choose the most appropriate people to work on the project
- brief the team members to enable them to do their work to the required standard
- supervise the work to ensure that schedules are met, budgets maintained and quality delivered
- establish, maintain and facilitate communications between everyone involved in the project
- provide feedback to the team, acknowledging work done well and providing constructive criticism of shortcomings, to build a good working relationship and a strong team.
Editorial Project Management by Distance Learning will guide you through acquiring the skills you need and the information underlying them in seven units. Each unit has three to five self-check exercises to help you check your understanding before doing each assignment, which will be marked by your tutor and will help to ensure that you are able to apply what you learn.
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Editorial Project Management by Distance Learning is supplied by the Publishing Qualifications Board (registered charity no. 1002928), a subsidiary of the Publishing Training Centre Foundation (registered charity no. 1083081). Registered office: 45 East Hill, Wandsworth, London SW18 2QZ.