Adventures & Excursions (Classes/Coaching)

Online Classes for Editors

NEW! Evolution of a Novel: A Class for Editors and Writers

Starts April 22, 2019 Six weeks, online (asynchronous—you don’t have to be at a particular place at a particular time), $225

This class is meant for anyone interested in the revision process, particularly book development editors who are or will be working with novelists. Writers will also gain insight into the editorial process as well as information on how to decide when editorial guidance is moving you in the wrong direction. Click here for more information.

The DE Detective:

Using sentence-level manuscript clues to track down dev problems

Starts April 1, 2019!

Four-week online class (asynchronous—you don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time), meant for working with fiction authors. $199

When a manuscript has obvious problems, they’re, well, obvious. The overemphasis on backstory has slowed the pacing to a crawl, the POV hops from head to head, it takes three chapters for the actual story to start.

This class is about going beyond the obvious. We’ll polish our magnifying glasses and learn how to search the ms at the sentence level for clues about developmental problems. For more information, click here.

Self-Paced Classes

You can enroll in self-paced classes at any time and do the work at any time. Answer keys are designed to help you assess your progress.

Evaluating Your Effectiveness as an Editor

Enroll at any time; go at your own pace. This quick, two-lesson class is for freelance editors who have at least some experience working with authors and who would like to evaluate their efforts to see if they might improve their work. Just $25! For more information, click here.

Copyediting and Line Editing for Fiction Self-Paced Class

Enroll at any time, go at your own pace. For more information about this online, six-lesson class for aspiring fiction editors, click here.

Developmental Editing for Nonfiction Self-Paced Class

Enroll at any time, go at your own pace. For more information about this online, eight-lesson class for aspiring developmental editors, click here.

Payment note:

The shopping cart on this page is setup for processing payments through Paypal. If you would like to pay using another method, please email me at ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com and I’ll send you an invoice for paying by check or credit card (I use Wave for processing credit cards, so it’s secure).

Note that I teach a lot of developmental editing and related courses for the Editorial Freelancers Association. Details on those can be found here.

Learn more about the Resort Director’s experience here.

“I had several a-ha moments while reading Jennifer’s thorough, clear-eyed editing critique. I came away with concrete, actionable advice that I have already started using with my current project. Jennifer’s critique will make me a better – and more confident – developmental editor.” 

– Kristen Tate

Online Classes for Editors

NEW! Evolution of a Novel: A Class for Editors and Writers

Starts April 22, 2019 Six weeks, online (asynchronous—you don’t have to be at a particular place at a particular time), $225

This class is meant for anyone interested in the revision process, particularly book development editors who are or will be working with novelists. Writers will also gain insight into the editorial process as well as information on how to decide when editorial guidance is moving you in the wrong direction. Click here for more information.

The DE Detective:

Using sentence-level manuscript clues to track down dev problems

Starts April 1, 2019!

Four-week online class (asynchronous—you don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time), meant for working with fiction authors. $199

When a manuscript has obvious problems, they’re, well, obvious. The overemphasis on backstory has slowed the pacing to a crawl, the POV hops from head to head, it takes three chapters for the actual story to start.

This class is about going beyond the obvious. We’ll polish our magnifying glasses and learn how to search the ms at the sentence level for clues about developmental problems. For more information, click here.

Self-Paced Classes

You can enroll in self-paced classes at any time and do the work at any time. Answer keys are designed to help you assess your progress.

Evaluating Your Effectiveness as an Editor

Enroll at any time; go at your own pace. This quick, two-lesson class is for freelance editors who have at least some experience working with authors and who would like to evaluate their efforts to see if they might improve their work. Just $25! For more information, click here.

Copyediting and Line Editing for Fiction Self-Paced Class

Enroll at any time, go at your own pace. For more information about this online, six-lesson class for aspiring fiction editors, click here.

Developmental Editing for Nonfiction Self-Paced Class

Enroll at any time, go at your own pace. For more information about this online, eight-lesson class for aspiring developmental editors, click here.

Payment note:

The shopping cart on this page is setup for processing payments through Paypal. If you would like to pay using another method, please email me at ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com and I’ll send you an invoice for paying by check or credit card (I use Wave for processing credit cards, so it’s secure).

Note that I teach a lot of developmental editing and related courses for the Editorial Freelancers Association. Details on those can be found here.

Learn more about the Resort Director’s experience here.

“I had several a-ha moments while reading Jennifer’s thorough, clear-eyed editing critique. I came away with concrete, actionable advice that I have already started using with my current project. Jennifer’s critique will make me a better – and more confident – developmental editor.” 

– Kristen Tate