Read more about current editing practices and how those practices will change as a result of the digital revolution.
Butler, Declan. “Investigating Journals: The Dark Side of Publishing.” Nature Magazine. 28 Mar 2013. Web. 4 Mar 2014.
The author exposes the “shady practices” new publishers have adopted in the wake of the digital revolution according to investigative experts like Jeffrey Beall.
Editors’ Association of Canada. “So You Want to Be an Editor: Information about a Career in Editing.” Welcome to EAC, Editors’ Association of Canada, 2011. Web. Mar 4 2014.
The EAC’s Take on a traditional editing careers in 2011 makes for a useful read today as a reflection on where we expected to go and to encourage students to think about how traditional editing practices will continue to change.
Fradken, Lori. “What It’s Really Like to be a Copy Editor.” The Awl. 21 Jul 2010. Web. 4 Mar 2014.
An editor at AOL, and former employee of New York Magazine, gives an opinion on what it’s like maintaining a career as an editor.
Manjoo, Farhad. “You won’t finish this article: Why people online don’t read to the end.” Slate. The Slate Group, 2013. Web. Mar 4 2013.
“Schwartz’s data shows that readers can’t stay focused. The more I type, the more of you tune out. And it’s not just me. It’s not just Slate. It’s everywhere online.” That’s the hook Manjoo ropes the reader in with, challenging them to read to the end and even click on the next page because most readers do not. He Provides research and charts to defend these claims and makes a compelling argument for the future of web writing.
McIntyre, John E. “A Future for Copyeditors.” The Baltimore Sun. The McClatchy Company, 30 May 2012. Web. 3 Mar 2014.
In this blunt bit, McIntyre offers up some of his best advice to those worrying about the future of copyeditors, stressing the importance of “Get[ting] trained” and with plenty of quirkiness.
Morgan, Nick. “What is The Future of Publishing?” Forbes.com. 12 Jul 2012. Web. 4 Mar 2014.
A Forbes contributor and communication theorist makes five predictions for the future of publishing and how the industry will have to change to meet new audience reading preferences.
Salermon, Jose Martinez. “Recent Trends in Storytelling and New Business Models for Publishers.” Smashing Magazine. 28 Oct. 2013. Web. 4 Mar 2014.
Salermon forecasts the future of magazine publishing, what’s to be expected with subcompact publishing as it becomes increasingly accessible, and amid all this change, how journalists can still maintain their signature styles of writing with personal branding.
Thompson, John B. “Where is Publishing Headed?: The Future of Books in Seven Easy Steps.” HuffPost Books. The Huffington Post. 9 Jun 2012. Web. 4 Mar 2013.
A dismal but honest step-by-step account through the future of book publishing by an author and sociology professor.