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  • Basics of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to developmentally edit nonfiction | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Beginner This class is intended to describe and discuss the basics of developmental editing for nonfiction with the ultimate goal of helping you establish a freelance career as a developmental editor. It is aimed at beginners, so I include fundamental…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    Class Package: DE 1 through 6

    $350.00

    $350 (Members: $315) | How to become a developmental editor | 15 lessons | Self-paced | Beginner This class package bundles together all six self-paced Essentials of Developmental Editing classes for a lower price than purchasing each class individually: DE 1: Foundations of Storytelling DE 2: Principles of Developmental Editing DE 3: Writing Effective Editorial…

  • how to edit nonfiction

    Principles of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to identify developmental problems in nonfiction| 4 lessons | Self-paced | Beginner This class focuses on book-length nonfiction and covers: Differences in working with indie author clients, book publisher clients, and other types of corporate clients Common legal concerns including libel and invasion of privacy Understanding the revision process Overview of…

  • foundations of storytelling

    DE 1: Foundations of Storytelling

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit novels | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Beginner This class starts at the beginning: what a novel is, how genres work, how readers read. You’ll learn not just the definition of story conflict but how to identify it when you see it. You’ll learn what GMC stands for…

  • DE 2: Principles of Developmental Editing

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit novels | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Beginner This class covers the ABCs of the practice of developmental editing of fiction: understanding the developmental editor’s role how developmental editing differs from other types of editing and feedback questions to ask when developmental editing the mechanics of developmental editing…

  • how to write effective editorial queries

    DE 3: Writing Effective Editorial Queries

    $60.00

    $60 (Members: $54) | How to write editorial queries | 2 lessons | Self-paced | Beginner In developmental editing, much of the guidance we provide to authors takes place in the editorial queries. This self-paced class provides information about best practices for developmental editors, particularly for fiction. The class includes a thorough description of effective…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    Beginning Developmental Editing for Fiction (Sep 4 – Oct 1, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to become a developmental editor | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Beginner 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 methods of developmental editing in fiction,…

  • Beginning Copyediting for Fiction (Sep 30 – Oct 27, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to copyedit fiction | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Beginner 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…

  • Beginning Line Editing for Fiction (Oct 28 – Nov 24, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to line edit | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Beginner This class introduces you to the main concepts of line editing, which is sentence-level editing intended to help polish an author’s prose. Line editing is in very high demand among indie authors, so it’s an excellent skill to learn. But…