Online Courses

Are you an editor interested in some professional development? I’ve got some courses for you. And I’m working on a bunch of others. There’s a scholarship for each course.

Current regular courses are:

And I’m currently developing:

  • Developmental Editing Strategies for Fiction and Memoir

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Working with Indie Authors

April 13 to May 10, 2022

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There are more and more opportunities for editors to work directly with independent authors—those who are self-publishing and those who are looking to work with a publisher. Different authors will have different ranges of experience and understanding of the industry. Understanding where they are coming from and what they need can help you make a good initial impression and create lasting relationships.

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

We’ll work together so you can create positive ongoing working relationships, use your time efficiently, and be an asset to the authors who hire you.

(Oh, and there will be dinosaurs, of course 🦖🦕)

This four-week interactive course is $199 and is limited to 20 students.

As with all my courses, there is a Diverse Editors for Diverse Books Scholarship available.

Find out more about Working with Indie Authors and register for the course.

Editing Memoir

June 1 to June 28, 2022

Register for Editing Memoir.

True stories have the power to connect us with the lives of others—and these deeply personal, yet universal stories provide us with a way of seeing the world through a new lens.

But finding and crafting that story in way that’s compelling to others is challenging for even the best of writers. As editors, understanding what their stories need can help you better help them.

Editing Memoir is an interactive course that dives deep into the genre. 

It 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 interactive, asynchronous course is $159 and is limited to 20 students.

As with all my courses, there is a Diverse Editors for Diverse Books Scholarship available.

Find out more about Working with Indie Authors and register for the course.

The What’s Next Workshop

;The What's Next Workshop: A Business Workshop for Established Independent Editors

February 22 to March 28, 2022

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Are you at that stage in your business where you are stable and comfortable, you’ve got enough clients, and you’re ready to make your business work better for you?

This workshop for established and mid-career editors is designed to help you do just that.

We’re going to spend five weeks together evaluating different aspects of your business, discussing your dreams, and coming up with strategies that will help you move towards those dreams. We’re going to focus on making your business serve your needs and bring you joy.

You’ll come out of this workshop with a concrete plan to help you move from where you are now to the business of your dreams.

This five-week workshop is asynchronous, so you can participate whenever works for you each week. You also get a one-on-one, private session with me to talk about whatever you like. The workshop is $435 and is limited to 12 participants.

(Oh, and there will be dinosaurs, of course 🦖🦕)

As with all my courses, there is a Diverse Editors for Diverse Books Scholarship available.

Find out more about The What’s Next Workshop.

Coming Soon

I’ve got a bunch of other courses in development (featuring your favorite editorial assistants, of course 🦕🦖)!

  • Developmental Editing Strategies for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Editing YA
  • Editing Poetry
  • And more!

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Diverse Editors for Diverse Books Scholarship

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? Then I hope you’ll apply for the Diverse Editors for Diverse Books Course Scholarship, which is available for all my courses.

All you need to do is email me up to 400 words describing how this course will help you achieve your professional goals. I’ll be awarding a scholarship to one person per course.

You can apply for course scholarships when the courses are scheduled. Scholarship details for each course will be listed on their registration page.

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