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RIA #34: David Brightman on Being a Book Editor

 

David Brightman

David Brightman

On this episode, Katie is joined by David Brightman, a senior editor with Stylus Publishing LLC where he helps authors put research into practice. Previously, Davis was a lead editor with the Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education book series. David has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Professional Certificate in Publishing from the UC Extension.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: What does a Book Editor Do? [00:00-10:57]

In this first segment, David describes his role and shares how book editors are different from journal editors.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: What does a Book Editor Look For? [10:58-22:54]

In segment two, David shares what book editors look for in successful book proposals.

Segment 3: Higher Education and the Public [22:55-36:02]

In segment three, David discusses the responsibility of scholars to connect with the public.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip [00:00-06:23]: Common Misconceptions About Book Editors and Publishing

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