Self-Paced Class: 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.

Sure, you’d like to think you’re good at your job, but if you’re a freelancer, you don’t have a boss or coworkers giving feedback about your performance. If you work primarily for indie clients, your clientele may not even know what effective editing looks like. What if there are better ways for you to do your work?

In this class, you’ll learn the characteristics of effective editing, which includes but is not limited to “author produces a revision superior to the original ms. Every editor edits differently, but some approaches produce better results than others and this class will help you understand why.

You’ll learn how to assess your own work using self-assessment tools, ask colleagues to share effective practices, and solicit feedback from clients. You’ll also learn how to read an author’s revision for clues to your own effectiveness.

By the end of class, you’ll have learned the keys to evaluating your effectiveness as an editor and will have developed a plan to improve your outcomes. 

For the full instructor biography, click here.

For more information about other classes and coaching packages, check out the Adventures & Excursions page.  To learn about new classes and other information for editors, sign up for a (free!) tour-the-resort level membership here  and add your email address  to the Club Ed Resort Newsletter list here

Tuition for this two-lesson class is $25.