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, or other outlet.

We’ll dive into the nitty-gritty of understanding audience expectations, ensuring short pieces meet the needs of the client, creating effective assignment briefs, working with writers, the challenges of editing AI-generated content, checking for plagiarism, sourcing photos and illustrations, getting editing clients, and more!