Developmental Editing


Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.

Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks

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 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Tobi Harper
8 days left. Enroll by Apr 8, 2020
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 22, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: The Publishing Business: A Guide to Starting Out and Getting On by Kelvin Smith and Melanie Ramdarshan Bold
(Optional) Book: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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