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Editing Course Now Open for Enrollment
Happy New Year, Manuscript Workers!
My regular newsletter will hit your inbox on Wednesday. Today’s message is just a quick reminder that my upcoming course, Developmental Editing for Academics, opens for enrollment today.
This is the course I wish I’d had when I was transitioning out of academia 8 years ago. If you’re looking for a space to meet other editors, get feedback from an experienced self-employed editor (me), and learn the nuts and bolts of working with scholarly texts and their authors, this course will be worth your while.
The course is not just open to self-employed editors. I also welcome people who work in-house in book and journal publishing, academics who work with students or colleagues on their writing, and academic writers themselves who want a structured framework for developing their own manuscripts. This course can also be a safe way to get familiar with professional editing before deciding whether you want to make a big career change.
The time commitment for the course can be as much or as little as you want to devote. I expect that some people will just want to work through the materials on their own at their own pace. That’s completely fine, and you’ll keep lifetime access even after the official end date of the course.
Others will want to dig into the assignments provided and submit editing work for feedback from me. I wanted to provide this option because editing (especially freelancing) can be very isolating, with few opportunities to get input on how you’re really doing. I always strive to be kind and supportive with my feedback — my goal is not to critique or change your editorial practice but to give you tips based on my experience that you can take or leave as you like.
I could say so much more about what I’ve put into the course, but I will let you read that here if you’re interested.
If you have a student or friend who has been looking for resources on academic editing, please do forward this email along. Thanks, and see you Wednesday!