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  • Naked Editing


    $30 (each month). How-to for developmental editors. Now enrolling for June, 2023. The June pick is a fluffy summer read: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa In this ongoing class, we’ll use published novels to talk about story development/developmental editing. Each month we’ll read and discuss a new novel from a developmental perspective: What (if…

  • Advanced Developmental Editing for Fiction (June 5 – July 30, 2023)


    $450. Eight weeks, instructor-led, intermediate/advanced level.  You’ll perform a complete, actual edit of a full-length fiction 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 permission…

  • how to edit for book publishers

    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…

  • Beginning Copyediting for Fiction (July 5 – Aug 1, 2023)


    New! $275. How to copyedit fiction. Four weeks, instructor-led. In this class, we’ll discuss the basics of copyediting fiction, including: understanding the primary goal of ensuring consistency throughout a ms how copyediting is different for fiction versus nonfiction using The Chicago Manual of Style to make editorial decisions the various levels of copyediting you may…

  • 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…

  • how to edit for character development

    Editing for Character Development (Sep 6 – Oct 3, 2023)


    $275. How to edit for character development. Four weeks, instructor-led, intermediate level. In a well-written novel, the characters – especially the main character – will seem like real people who engage the reader’s attention if not the reader’s empathy. Authors often need our help in figuring out what to do about flat characters or unengaging…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    Beginning Developmental Editing for Fiction (Sep 11 – Oct 8, 2023)


    $275. How to become a developmental editor. Four weeks, instructor-led. This highly popular class is meant for anyone interested in working with novelists to help them tell better stories. We’ll discuss the basics of developmental editing (what it is and isn’t), the specifics of developmental editing in fiction (for example, the types of problems and…

  • how to edit for plot and story structure

    Editing for Plot and Story Structure (Oct 4 – Oct 31, 2023)


    $275. How to edit for plot and story structure. Four weeks, instructor-led, intermediate level. Plot and story structure (also called narrative structure) are the big-picture elements of storytelling that we might call “what happens” and “the framework within which the plot (what happens) is shown.” Authors (and editors!) sometimes think there is only one type…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    Intermediate Developmental Editing for Fiction (Oct 9 – Nov 5, 2023)


    $275. How to become a developmental editor. Four weeks, instructor-led. This highly popular class is meant for anyone interested in working with novelists to develop their work. The instructor strongly recommends taking the Beginning Developmental Editing for Fiction class before attempting this one, even if you have some developmental editing experience. The two classes are meant to…

  • how to edit for world-building and setting

    Editing for World-Building and Setting (Nov 1 – Dec 5, 2023)


    $275. Four weeks, instructor-led, intermediate level. Though writers and editors have borrowed the term “world-building” from the science fiction and fantasy genres, creating a believable story world is important for any author writing fiction in any genre. This class shows how developmental editors can help authors create story worlds the reader will happily enter into—not…

  • coaching for editors and writers

    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…

  • how to make up missed homework

    Missed Homework Makeup


    $15. If you’ve taken an instructor-led class from Club Ed but life got in the way and you didn’t turn in an assignment before it ended, now’s your chance to get feedback on that assignment. Once you’ve purchased the Missed Homework Makeup product, send along your assignment to and I’ll return feedback within two…

  • give the gift of learning how to edit

    Club Ed Gift Card


    $25 – $250. Give a gift of learning!