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
Hybrid (Remote)
Online
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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Jeanne De Vita
391577
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 11, 2023
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Notes

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

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Friday 6:00PM - 7:30PM PT
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Instructor: Tobi Harper
390145
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 a hybrid (Remote) format course which combines asynchronous online instruction with semi-regular, required live meetings held on Zoom. Please see the course syllabus for specifics. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Fri Jan 20, 2023
6:00PM PT - 7:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Fri Mar 17, 2023
6:00PM PT - 7:30PM PT
Remote Classroom

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