Developmental Editing

WRITING X 451.2
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify what works and what needs improvement in drafts of a written work
  • Learn about the various roles of professional editors
  • Practice writing thorough editorial letters to identify revision plans

About this course:

An editor’s job includes not only improving the mechanics of writing, but identifying places where content isn’t working or needs revision and development. This skill is also invaluable for writers, who can use it to shape their own work or to make extra money as they work on their own projects. Using exercises and readings, students learn how to use the elements of craft to draft editorial letters and representative line edits. Class discussions also explore the various roles of professional editors. The goal is to gain confidence as an editor by line-editing a large piece of fiction and writing a detailed editorial letter as the final class assignment.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Seth Fischer
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Fee:
$575.00
19 days left. Enroll by Apr 11, 2019
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 20 students. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu May 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu May 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu Jun 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48
Discussion
Thu Jun 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A48

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