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A fully remote, paid editorial training program for BIPOC editors, designed to provide a broad overview of the day-to-day work of an editor. Broken down into three parts, the training program combines key editorial skills with valuable hands-on experience, guiding trainees through the editorial process while also giving them the opportunity to add a live project to their resume. There are weekly summits from Sourcebooks employees in all areas of publishing about how they work with editorial to bring books to the shelf. The program ends with a three-week intensive with the production department to get experience with copyediting, proofreading, and production editing.


We launched the Editorial Training Program in August of 2020, with the goal of expanding and diversifying access to careers in publishing. The program is fully remote to ensure that location is not a barrier to participate. Two and a half years later, we continue to receive lots of applications for each cohort! The Editorial Training Program has run continuously since its inception, and we’re looking forward to welcoming two more cohorts in 2023.


  • 10-week program
  • Remote—using a mix of Teams meetings, Microsoft Office filesharing, and recorded webinars, trainees are asked to commit 10-20 hours per week
  • Paid—each trainee receives a stipend upon completion of ETP
  • Trainees are added to freelance hiring pipeline

Quotes from some of our former trainees:

RaeChell GarrettRaeChell Garrett

​“Everyone’s willingness to share their knowledge and experience was a welcomed surprise. There was no limit to what we could learn.”
​—RaeChell Garrett

Fatin MariniFatin Marini

“The program taught me so much about the publishing industry and gave me confidence to pursue my career. This program helped me see that I do have the skills to be an editor with the right guidance; managers and editors willing to give advice and feedback. I never would've thought I'd get an opportunity like this. Forty years old, mother of five....most internships are looking for recent college graduates. I hope the ETP continues to look for candidates outside the box because the publishing industry can benefit from the unique perspectives of people of color.”
​—Fatin Marini

Grace WynterGrace Wynter

“The Sourcebooks Editorial Training Program is the most comprehensive editing training I’ve ever had. It’s a must for BIPOC professionals interested in getting invaluable, hands-on editing experience from leading industry experts.”
​—Grace Wynter

D. Ann WilliamsD. Ann Williams

“Sourcebooks ETP is an amazing training program that provides a robust look at the editing department and publishing as a whole. I’ve gained a better understanding of my path into the publishing industry because of the hands-on projects (including acquiring, launching a book, and first reads) and weekly meetings with industry professionals.”
​—D. Ann Williams

Jon ReyesJon Reyes

​"If a book titled Letters to a Young Editor existed, this program would be the personification of it. I couldn't wait to wake up every Monday morning to edit."
​—Jon Reyes

Margeaux WestonMargeaux Weston

"​The Editorial Training Program was really informative and helpful. We were able to work with real manuscripts and learn the process from acquisitions to marketing. I loved having so many professionals available to guide us and give us real, honest feedback. This is a great program for aspiring editorial professionals!" ​
​--Margeaux Weston

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