Point-of-View and Perspective for Editors



$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 third versus multiple third.

It covers:

  • the possibilities and limits of various narrative points-of-view
  • how other developmental problems are related to POV, such as character development
  • odd birds, like second person, objective narrators, and unreliable narrators
  • dissecting how POV and perspective work
  • how to fix them when they don’t work.

All of this is discussed with an eye towards spotting POV and perspective problems in client manuscripts and delivering workable solutions for writers with a wide range of abilities.

Lesson assignments are paired with answer keys to help you review your own work.

This class is intended for those with some developmental editing experience or who have taken the Beginning + Intermediate DE for Fiction classes or the self-paced DE 1 through 6 classes.

The class is entirely online and asynchronous (you don’t have to be in any particular place at any particular time to participate).