Instructor-led nonfiction classes

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. 

Editing Short Nonfiction (April 17 – May 14, 2023)

$275. How to edit short nonfiction for print and online, including acquisitions. Four weeks, instructor-led. This class introduces editors to the ins-and-outs of editing short nonfiction, such as articles and blog posts. Even for freelancers, such editorial roles often include an acquisitions component, where editors assign and acquire stories for a journal, magazine, online channel,…
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Writing and Editing Nonfiction Book Proposals (May 15 – June 11, 2023)

$275. How to write and edit nonfiction book proposals. Four weeks, instructor-led. Nonfiction book authors need to write a book proposal if they’re seeking traditional publication. Authors who are independently publishing are also well-advised to go through the proposal process as it will help them refine their idea, make it stand out from the competition,…
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Getting Editorial Work from Book Publishers/Packagers (Jun 7 – Jul 4, 2023)

$275. How to get work from publisher clients. Four weeks, instructor-led. This highly popular class is meant for editors with some experience who would like to branch out from working primarily with indie authors. The information and assignments are meant for both copy editors and developmental editors. Face it, much as we love working with indie…
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Editing How-To and Self-Help Books (June 12 – July 9, 2023)

$275. How to edit how-to and self-help books. Four weeks, instructor led. This class introduces you to the methods of editing book-length prescriptive nonfiction, whether you’re editing for indie authors or book publisher clients. We’ll cover a variety of book types, including skills guides, self-improvement, cookbooks, and guided journals. We’ll talk about dealing with structural…
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Editorial Toolkit: Book Doctoring and Ghostwriting (Jul 5 – Aug 1, 2023)

$275. How to perform book doctoring and ghostwriting. This four-week, instructor-led class shows you the basics of book doctoring, coauthoring, and ghostwriting, which go beyond editing to actually writing and/or rewriting an author’s work. Though much of the available work is in nonfiction, there are opportunities for fiction editors/writers as well. We’ll talk about: how book…
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Advanced Developmental Editing for Nonfiction (Sep 18 – Nov 12, 2023)

$450. Eight weeks, instructor-led, intermediate/advanced level.  You’ll perform a complete, actual edit of a full-length nonfiction book manuscript. The instructor will provide a class manuscript for you to work on or you may use a manuscript of your own (for example, a client’s project or a friend’s work) instead. Please do just get the author’s…
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Coaching for Editors and Writers

$175. Coaching for Editors and Writers. Both new and experienced editors sometimes need professional guidance in the craft of editing or in growing their editing business. Jennifer Lawler, an experienced editor, offers personal coaching to help. Coaching typically takes place via phone conversations (Zoom if you prefer) or through email. Types of coaching Jennifer offers…
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Coaching for Editors and Writers (3 hour package)

$350. Both new and experienced editors sometimes need professional guidance in the craft of editing or in growing their editing business.  Jennifer Lawler, an experienced editor, offers personal coaching to help. Coaching typically takes place via phone conversations (Zoom if you prefer) or through email. Types of coaching Jennifer offers include: Developing your skills through…
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