Freelancing for Editors


Set the groundwork for work as a freelance editor in this foundational course offering tools of the trade for successful editors.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Learn to balance projects even as you find and begin new work
  • Develop strategies for maintaining client relationships
  • Identify ways to start and grow a business owned and managed by you

About this course:

Editors who want to work outside of big publishing houses can find success in freelance editing. Freelance editors must learn to balance projects, find and bid on new work, and maintain client relationships over time. This course will provide students an overview of the skills necessary to pursue freelance editing work and to operate a business with one employee: yourself.  By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to structure and maintain a freelance editing practice.

Winter 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Jeanne De Vita
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ENROLL BY: Jan 17, 2024
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 31, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

(Optional) Book: Got Style? : A Fiction Writer's Companion by Helen Hardt

Contact Us

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

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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