Developmental Editing for Nonfiction – course description

Developmental Editing for Nonfiction is an online self-study class for editors interested in working with writers to develop their nonfiction articles and books.

Typically, DE students have some experience with editing but haven’t done much in the way of developmental editing and want an overview of the knowledge and skills involved.

The eight lessons in this self-paced class cover the basics of developmental editing (what it is and isn’t), the specifics of developmental editing in action, how to edit for the reader and the client, and more.

The first half of the class focuses on short-length pieces. The second half focuses on book-length manuscripts. There is no instructor feedback for this case, though each lesson includes an answer key with a sample edit so that you can track your progress.

Enroll at any time. You have six months to complete the course and are free to download the materials for future reference.

Complete class syllabus here:

DE for Nonfiction Syllabus–Self Study

The complete eight-lesson class costs $59.

Once payment is received, you’ll automatically receive the link and password to the class site.

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