Principles of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction



$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 common developmental problems and how to identify them
  • Spotting and treating structural problems
  • Using the book proposal in the editing process
  • Creating an editing plan
  • Editing front matter and back matter
  • Coding and styling manuscripts
  • Getting started as a freelance developmental editor

Each lesson includes an assignment and an answer key for you to evaluate your own work.

Please take Basics of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction before you begin this class.

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