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.
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.
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.