Developmental Editing I

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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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
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Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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. Required for the Certificate in Literary Representation and the Certificate in Editing and Publishing. 

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
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Wednesday 2:00PM - 5:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Erin Stalcup
398230
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Online
Wed Jul 3, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 10, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 17, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 24, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 31, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 7, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 14, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 21, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 28, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Sep 4, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Scott Eagan
398229
Fee:
$720.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

(Optional) Book: A Writer's Reference by Hacker, D. & Sommers, N.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
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Wednesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Adam al-Sirgany
399516
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting November 27. Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Wed Oct 2, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Oct 9, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Oct 16, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Oct 23, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Oct 30, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Nov 6, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Nov 13, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Nov 20, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Dec 4, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Dec 11, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Erin Stalcup
399515
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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