Welcome to the Club

Club Ed is a place for people who want to help writers tell better stories. 

It’s a spot for new and experienced freelance book development editors to learn more about the art, craft, and business of editing.  

Club Ed is designed to be a relaxed, low-key environment, so if you’re a beginner with newbie questions, you’re not going to get any judgment here.  Everyone’s too relaxed from basking in the sun to do any eye-rolling. 

Wondering what developmental editing is, what you need to know to get startedhow to read like an editor? The resources linked can help you explore editing as a potential career.

Check out the 2021 Course Catalog here.

For a deeper dive into the developmental editing of fiction, sometimes called story development, Club Ed offers the go-at-your-own-pace Essentials of Developmental Editing series of classes, which begins with Foundations of Storytelling for Developmental Editors. After taking this series of classes, you’ll have a firm grip on how to provide developmental editing services for novelists.

You might want to browse the blog or check out other classes and more resources

If you’re an established professional who wants to get some help solving a thorny issue, well, pull up a beach chair. Many classes and other resources here are meant for editors with some experience. These classes are labeled with the blue circle you see on the right.

The Club Ed Resort Director also offers individual coaching for editors, including reviewing your edits, providing business-building advice, and helping deal with client procedures and problems. 

If you’re not sure which class is right for you, this may help you decide.

To ask questions or get in touch with the Club Ed Resort Director for any reason, just email ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com

Note that while classes can be taken from anywhere, the Resort Director and Club Ed are US-based and the materials and suggested resources will tend to reflect that.