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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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
Remote Instruction
Starting at $695.00
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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Wait List
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Quressa Robinson
378739
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 21, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown and Dave King

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens April 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Rebecca Bohanan
380026
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 15, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Jul 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Sep 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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