How can a beginner improve their editorial skills?
Would you please tell me who is, if there is such an individual, the world's most renown editor in the world. One that deals with literature, and most preferable blogs and articles in the topics of finance and education.
If there's no such thing, would you be kind enough to point me to some resources that would fast track my growth in performing editorial functions excellently, from a beginner's level.
I have had the privilege of working with great colleagues at the University of South Africa who were the editors of a research ethics book. These colleagues, one a professor and the other a research integrity manager, taught me a lot during the process of writing a chapter with them for the book. I would recommend that you start following editors of books or publications that you enjoy, in order to see their other pieces of work and whether they might present workshops. Professor Kobus Wessels is an editor of a number of books in the education and public administration fields.
Soné recommends the following next steps:
What I did was take some journalism classes to learn about editing. Then keep reading the blog or books you want to edit so you can start to understand the styles that are being used.
After that, the best way to get some experience to try tl find some cooperative ed jobs or volunteer jobs where you develop skills. From there you can start editing career.