Developmental Editing

WRITING X 451.2WS

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

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Hybrid
Starting at $788.00
As few as 4 days
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:

To be successful, an editor must draw from a broad base of skills, consider the entire publishing process, and be capable of developmentally editing a book into its best version. Developmental editing requires big picture thinking coupled with the ability to focus on critical areas that reflect on the entire text. Students learn how to choose a manuscript, developmentally edit the text, craft an editorial letter, and give feedback directly to the author in a video interview with the class.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Instructor: Tobi Harper
383862
Fee:
$788.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Feb 23, 2022
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2022
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
(Optional) Book: The Chicago Manual of Style
(Optional) Book: The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 24, 2022
9:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Fri Feb 25, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 26, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sun Feb 27, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online

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