Courses for Editors

Looking for help with your professional development? You’re in the right place!

I’ve got courses! I’ve got workshops! Some are self-paced and some are instructor-led. Some can help you with your business and some can help you with your craft.

They’re all packed with information and exercises to help you get where you want to go. And they all feature my trusty editorial assistants. 🦖🦕

Self-Paced Courses

You can get these courses right away and take them whenever works for you.

And if you want additional support while you’re working through them, you have the option to get some one-on-one time with me.

All self-paced courses are available for two years after purchase.

Exploring "Passive" Income

Exploring “Passive” Income

Increase your income. Move beyond trading money for time.

A short, self-paced workshop for established editors to help you explore ways you could increase your income by developing courses or products that help you move beyond trading money for your time.

We’ll discuss what “passive” means in this context, consider some different aspects of production and marketing, and go through a series of exercises that can help you come up with ideas for what you could create.

Coaching Writers

Coaching Writers

Explore different coaching options. Develop a service that works for you.

In this workshop, you’ll explore the many ways you can coach writers and consider how to shape a coaching service that works best for you.

You’ll come out of this workshop with ideas for coaching services that can help the writers you work with, and that feel right for you and the way you want to run your business.

Pitch Yourself

Develop pitches that show prospective clients how much you rock.

In this short, self-paced workshop for editors, you’ll work through a series of exercises than can help you come up with ways of describing yourself, what you do, and your services in ways that that feel right for you and resonate with the clients you want to reach.  

Whether you’re starting out, adding services, shifting your focus, or rebranding, this workshop is for you.  

Working with Indie Authors

Find Clients. Understand Their Needs. Work Better Together.

You’ll come out of this interactive course with an understanding of what indie authors need from you, some new ideas for business practices and marketing, and a bunch of templates you can use to make your work even more efficient.

Instructor-Led Courses for Editors

These courses are designed for interaction among editors and come with instructor feedback. They’re run periodically and on-demand for groups.

All instructor-led courses are asynchronous, which means you can do the work and participate whenever you like each week.

And if you want even more support, you have the option to get some one-on-one time with me.

Editing Memoir

Dive deep into the genre in this interactive course.

This four-week course will help you better understand memoir and its readers’ expectations. It will give you tools and techniques to help you figure out what a specific manuscript needs, and how you can address those needs to make it even more compelling to its readers.

This course is run periodically with instructor-led cohorts. 

The What's Next Workshop

The What’s Next Workshop

Figure out what’s next for your business. Plan how to get there.

A five-week, asynchronous workshop to help established and mid-career independent editors figure out what’s next for their business. 

In this workshop, you’ll dream big, consider what you want and need from your business, explore how to move from where you are to where you want to be, and develop a concrete plan to get you there.

 This workshop is available on demand for groups.  

Custom Support

Want customized one-on-one support for your business? I can help with that too. I offer business coaching to help both emerging and experienced editors take their business to the next level.

Business Coaching

Business Coaching

Take your business to the next level with custom guidance and support.

Get four (or more) face-to face video chat sessions where we discuss where you want to take your business and come up with plans and exercises together to help you get there. 

More Courses and Workshops Coming Soon

I’ve got more short workshops and a few longer courses in development. Watch this space! Or just click on that subscribe button.

About Me

Hi! I’m Tanya! 👋🏻

Over my 20+ years in publishing, I’ve helped a lot of editors develop their skills and knowledge.

I trained editors at a number publishers, taught for (now part of the Society for Editing), and have run workshops at a bunch of conferences.

I currently teach at the Editorial Freelancers Association, Emerson College’s MFA in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing, and all the courses you see on this page courses independently.

My Editorial Assistants

I have a bunch of buddies who help me keep things running around here. One of the many things they do is help me illustrate ideas and concepts in my courses. Want to get to know them better? Take a course, get my newsletter, or track me down on social media!

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Course Scholarships

Are you an editor from a background, culture, or community that has been historically underrepresented in publishing? Do you need some help paying for continuing education? I’ve got scholarships!

Scholarship details for each course are listed on their registration pages.

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