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  • how to edit query letters, pitches, blurbs for nonfiction

    How to Edit Query Letters, Blurbs, Pitches, and More – For Nonfiction

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit nonfiction query letters and more| 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This self-paced class is meant for editors who would like to offer additional services to authors beyond manuscript editing. In this class, you’ll learn how to edit: query letters for authors planning to follow the traditional publishing…

  • how to write a revision letter

    DE 4: Writing the Revision Letter

    $60.00

    $60 (Members: $54) | How to write a revision letter | 3 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate The revision letter, which provides the overview of your main editorial findings and suggestions, is a crucial component of the developmental edit, but they are easy to get wrong – including the wrong information, prioritizing the wrong revisions,…

  • how to do a manuscript assessment, evaluation, or critique

    DE 5: Manuscript Evaluation

    $60.00

    $60 (Members: $54) | How to do a manuscript assessment, evaluation, or critique | 3 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class teaches you how to add the additional service of manuscript evaluation to your menu of offerings. This is a great option for authors not ready for a full developmental edit who just need…

  • how to evaluate your editorial skills

    DE 6: Evaluating Your Effectiveness as an Editor

    $60.00

    $60 (Members: $54) | How to evaluate your editorial skills | 2 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate As 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…

  • how to edit science fiction and fantasy

    Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit science fiction and fantasy | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class discusses the basics of the developmental editing of science fiction and fantasy novels. The class covers: basic conventions of the genre (reader expectations)—what to do when authors violate these and how to tell when they…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    DE Detective

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to use sentence-level clues to track down developmental problems | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class is meant for working with fiction authors. 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…

  • How to edit mystery, thriller, and suspense novels

    Editing Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit mystery, thriller, and suspense novels | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class walks you through the principles of developmentally editing the related genres of mystery, suspense, and thriller. It covers: Understanding genre conventions Helping authors create a strong central conflict Keys to building tension and suspense…

  • How to edit novels in a series

    Editing Novels in a Series

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit novels written as part of a series | 3 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate Editing series work is complex. You need to edit for all of the usual issues as well as series-related issues, such as the protagonist being an only child in Book 1 and having four…

  • Editing Short Stories and Novellas

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit short stories and novellas | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class discusses the basic expectations for various types of short fiction, ranging from flash fiction up through novellas and focuses on how DE differs when it is applied to short fiction and novellas as opposed to…

  • how to edit romance novels

    Editing the Romance

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit romance novels | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate In this class, you’ll learn the basics of the developmental editing of romance. The class covers: basic conventions of the genre (reader expectations)—what to do when authors violate these and how to tell when they have differences among various…

  • How the revision process works

    Evolution of a Novel

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How the novel revision process works | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate For writers, editors, book coaches, and critique partners interested in learning about the revision process. Follow along as an author shows how her vision for a novel changes from the original draft to the final published version. Identify…

  • how to become an editor

    Explorations: Editing Literary Fiction

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit literary fiction | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class explores the concept of literary fiction and what to consider when editing such novels. It discusses what we mean by “literary fiction” and how it differs from genre fiction (if it does). It looks at perspective, the…

  • how to edit query letters, synopses, and more

    How to Edit Query Letters, Synopses, and More!

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to edit query letters, synopses, and more | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class is meant for editors who would like to offer additional services to authors beyond manuscript editing. In this class, you’ll learn how to edit: query letters and story synopses for authors planning to follow…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    Naked Editing: Self-Paced Version

    $60.00

    $60 (Members: $54) | Learn what a developmental edit looks like | 3 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class is meant for writers and editors, new and experienced, who are interested in following along as a developmental edit unfolds on a complete fiction manuscript. It is a reading-intensive class. Note: Recent current events force…

  • Notes on Editing Memoir

    $40.00

    $40 (Members: $36) | How to edit memoir | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class is informational-only, meaning you will not complete assignments based on the lessons. I do recommend that you read a few published memoirs as you work through the material. Notes on Editing Memoir will help you understand the distinction…

  • Payoffs_Editing for Powerful Story Resolutions

    Payoffs: Editing for Powerful Story Resolutions

    $80.00

    $80 (Members: $72) | How to edit for powerful story resolutions | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class is called “Payoffs” for a reason, and that’s because readers want their investment in a story to be paid off. They want to feel rewarded after they close the book. They want to feel it…

  • point of view and perspective for editors class

    Point-of-View and Perspective for Editors

    $100.00

    $100 (Members: $90) | How to edit for point-of-view and perspective | 5 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class goes beyond the basics of head-hopping to dive deep into problems in perspective and POV. It goes past simple distinctions such as first versus third to dive into close third versus omniscient third versus limited…

  • Understanding Goal, Motivation, Conflict for Editors

    Understanding Goal-Motivation-Conflict for Editors

    $80.00

    $80 (Members: $72) | How to edit for goal-motivation-conflict | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate When it requires three cups of full-strength coffee to get past the first chapter of the novel manuscript you’re editing, you’re probably dealing with a story that lacks goal-motivation-conflict (GMC). Unlike in our personal lives, in fiction we need…

  • how to start your editing business.

    Starting Your Editing Business

    $90.00

    $90 (Members: $81) | How to start your editing business | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate This class helps new editors start and grow their editing business, whether copyediting, developmental editing, coaching, or some combination. Each lesson includes information on topics such as: finding your purpose identifying your potential clients conducting a personal skills…

  • how to edit for book publishers.

    Getting Editorial Work from Book Publishers/Packagers (Jun 3 – Jun 30, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to get work from publisher clients | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate This 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,…

  • How to Edit Short Nonfiction

    Editing Short Nonfiction (July 1-28, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to edit short nonfiction for print and online, including acquisitions | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate 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…

  • Intermediate Line Editing for Fiction (Jun 10 – Jul 7, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Member price: $270) | How to line edit | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate This is a class about exploring how the use of effective, evocative language can support storytelling; it is not a class about where the commas go. (That’s Beginning Copyediting for Fiction.) We’ll dig into more complex line editing issues…

  • How to Edit Narrative Nonfiction

    Fall Study: Editing Narrative Nonfiction (Sep 3 – Dec 8, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Member price: $270) | How to edit narrative nonfiction | 12 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate In this class, we’ll read four published works of narrative nonfiction that take different approaches to storytelling. Written lessons will describe what to consider when editing narrative nonfiction, and we’ll discuss the lessons and the novels in the…

  • how to coach writers

    Editorial Toolkit: Coaching Writers (Sep 9 – Oct 6, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to coach writers | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate This class is designed to help you get started in offering coaching as a service to writers. Coaching can be a lucrative addition to your menu of services and can be a great way to help writers who are not…

  • how to edit for character development

    Editing for Character Development (Sep 11 – Oct 8, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to edit for character development | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate 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…

  • Editorial Toolkit: Book Doctoring and Ghostwriting (Oct 7 – Nov 3, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to perform book doctoring and ghostwriting | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate This 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…

  • how to become a developmental editor

    Intermediate Developmental Editing for Fiction (Oct 2 – Oct 29, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to become a developmental editor | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate In this class, we’ll cover the more in-depth concerns of developmental editing, diving deeper into issues like perspective and subtext. We’ll cover issues that crop up often: intensive developmental editing, editing more experienced authors who need guidance to…

  • how to edit for plot and story structure

    Editing for Plot and Story Structure (Oct 9 – Nov 5, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to edit for plot and story structure | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate 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…

  • Editorial Toolkit: Creating Classes & Info Products (Nov 4 – Dec 8, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to create and sell classes and information products | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate This class will introduce you to a whole new set of money-making opportunities! I’m not going to pretend that there’s any such thing as “passive income” unless you’re super-rich and can live off the interest…

  • how to edit for world-building and setting

    Editing for World-Building and Setting (Nov 6 – Dec 10, 2024)

    $300.00

    $300 (Members: $270) | How to edit for world-building and setting | 4 weeks | Instructor-led | Intermediate 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…