Editorial Services Guide
By The Bay Area Editors' Forum

Acquisitions editing Indexing Production editing
Copyediting Information design Project editing
Developmental editing Page design Proofreading
Fact checking Permissions editing Technical editing


Definition: Acquisitions editing

In contrast to developmental editing, which defines the how of a work, acquisitions editing defines the what. Duties typically include the following:

  • Analyzing the identified market by studying marketing data, current events, trends, and printed products from competing publishers.
  • Finding publishable material for a given market.
  • Finding and signing authors.
  • Articulating the marketing goals for the project to the editorial team.

 

 

 

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