Become a freelance story editor
…and help authors tell better stories
If you’ve ever dreamed of editing novels for a living, Club Ed can help you make that dream come true. Our classes and other resources will support you on your journey.
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May 23 – June 30, 2022; $59
In this marketing challenge, students will spend the first week (May 23 – 31) refining a marketing plan, deciding on their priorities, and figuring out what marketing tasks they need to use to achieve them.
The instructor will give feedback and make suggestions on each plan. She’ll also share her own plan. Then, starting June 1, we’ll all participate in a marketing challenge where we do one marketing task each day for the entire month of June.
Students who complete the entire challenge will receive a $25 gift card, good towards any Club Ed class.
Editing Short Stories and Novellas
June 6 – July 3, 2022; $250
In this new, four-week, instructor-led class, students will learn the developmental editing of short fiction and novellas. We’ll discuss:
Basic expectations for the various types of short fiction, ranging from flash fiction up through novellas.
How DE differs when it is applied to short fiction and novellas as opposed to full-length novels.
Strategies for editing short fiction that seeks to capture a moment or an emotion instead of the connected narrative we look for in full-length fiction.
The increased importance of line editing in short fiction – and how to use it wisely.
Audience expectations of short fiction and novellas, including but not limited to genre considerations.
The demands, challenges, and rewards of editing literary publications
. . . and more!
You’re In control
You Decide How You Want to Learn
You can go at your own pace with classes intended for self-study. If you prefer instructor feedback, try an instructor-led class. Or, choose a combination of self-paced and instructor-led classes. And don’t forget to check out the certificate program, designed to prepare you to offer paid developmental editing services for novelists.
This self-paced class is meant for writers and editors, new and experienced, who are interested in following along as a developmental edit unfolds on a complete fiction manuscript.
Note: Recent current events force me to point out that there is no actual nudity by anyone in this class.
In this course, you’ll:
This is a great way to get some practice with developmental editing while having an expert edit to consult as you work.
This class uses THE MAGE OF MOTOR AVENUE as the manuscript.
How it works
All classes are entirely online and asynchronous (you don’t have to be at a specific place at a specific time).
Self-paced classes can be accessed for eighteen months after purchase and allow you to go at your own pace. If you have a question about the materials, you can ask in the monthly chat, Club Ed Conversations. (To enroll, just send an email to ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com)
Instructor-led classes begin and end on specific days and have weekly assignments with instructor feedback. The assignments have deadlines and the classes include forum participation but you don’t have to be at a particular place at a particular time to participate in the class.
Students from all over the world have taken Club Ed classes but the Resort Director and Club Ed are US-based and the materials and suggested resources reflect that. All classes are text-based and accessible, but if you need any accommodations, please let us know!