Whether you're self-publishing or polishing a sample to send to agents, you need to be able to edit your own work. You'll leave this course with hands-on editing experience and the tools to be able to approach your writing with an editor's eye.
Whether you're self-publishing or polishing a sample to send to agents, you need to be able to edit your own work. This course will teach you how to approach your writing with an editor's eye, honing your skill set and giving you an in-depth understanding of the editorial process. The course will mainly focus on developmental editing, which looks at the big picture (plot development, pacing, structure, tone, etc.), but will also touch on the basics of copyediting (punctuation, grammar, word choice, fact-checking, etc.). You'll leave this class with hands-on editing experience, useful techniques to gain distance from your writing, and tips for creating a style guide for your work.
Molly McCowan – Lead Word Nerd, Inkbot Editing
Professional developmental editor, copyeditor, and literary coach Molly McCowan helps writers get from rough draft to published book. She has copyedited for publishers like Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Taylor & Francis, and has served as editor in chief for two Northern Colorado publications (not all at the same time, thankfully). Now she uses her editorial expertise to help new and experienced authors alike realize their dream of seeing their book in print.