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Managing an editorial project

National Book Development Council of Singapore

Thursday, 6 July 2017 from 09:30 to 17:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

Managing an editorial project

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As the editorial project manager for the production and scheduling of any publication, it’s the you who needs to ensure it’s published on time, on budget and to the quality that the company requires. You need to be able to plan for many contingencies, ‘wear many hats’ and, sometimes, just as you think you’re ready to ‘send the book to press’, you’ll need to juggle, juggle, juggle. This course will take you through the essential skills that an editorial project manager needs.

Understanding the project

  • Determining scope, goals and objectives
  • Determining the resources needed to achieve those goals requirements
  • Assessing the potential risks and planning for contingencies

Managing the team

  • Putting an effective team together
  • Communicating effectively with each member
  • Setting up communication channels within the team
  • Creating briefs
  • Working with freelancers
  • Negotiating fees

Examining the content

  • Understanding target audience
  • Assessing structure, comprehensiveness and appropriateness of language for the target audience
  • Considering the format/layout requirements (eg, extent of main text, illustrations, margin features)
  • Consider platforms: print and/or digital blend
  • Review multimedia and functionality


  • Estimating time
  • Establishing and maintaining an efficient critical path
  • Scheduling proformas


  • Determining the costs
  • Assessing profitability
  • Planning budgetting contingencies
  • Keeping to budget


Shelley Kenigsberg is a prominent freelance editor, writer and trainer. She runs S K Publishing (working with a range of private and publishing clients) and, since 2009, has presented Editing in Paradise masterclass programs. In 2012, Writing in Paradise began and now, both programs are fun in (as the name suggests) paradisiacal places. This year, Byron Bay, Ibiza, Myanmar and Bali. She is currently involved in training editors, mentoring writers, and editing and writing for trade, corporate, academic and educational, government and private clients.

Cancellation of Workshop, Withdrawals & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents). Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.


  • Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy a 10% discount on all our courses.
  • ALAP’S BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Enjoy a 10% discount on each ticket when you sign-up for two tickets in one purchase
  • ALAP’s THREE N MORE DISCOUNT: Form a group of three and more and enjoy a 15% discount on each ticket in one purchase

Please request ALAP staff for the discount code, before registering and paying for the workshops via Eventbrite.

For enquiries, please contact ALAP staff:

Prema: 6848 8297
Judi: 6848 8295

Do you have questions about Managing an editorial project? Contact National Book Development Council of Singapore

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National Library
100 Victoria Street
Level 5, Imagination Room
Singapore, 188064

Thursday, 6 July 2017 from 09:30 to 17:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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NBDCS is a non-profit organisation that promotes storytelling, reading, writing and publishing through a variety of interesting and innovative programmes.
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