Developmental Editing


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


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.

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