Principles of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction



$79. This four-lesson, self-paced class digs deeper into how to identify developmental problems as they show up in nonfiction. It is the second class in the beginning series. Please take Basics of Developmental Editing for Nonfiction before you begin this class.

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