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 permission to share the ms with the instructor.

Class assignments focus on reviewing the principles of developmental editing, making an editorial plan, and providing an appropriate edit. But the main thrust of the work will be your editing an actual manuscript under the instructor’s guidance. The instructor will give feedback on your assignments throughout the class and will provide a full, thorough evaluation of your edit (including your revision letter) after the class concludes.

Advanced Developmental Editing for Noniction is intended for editors who have who have taken the Basics of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction and Principles of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction classes.