Copyediting Fiction 101 GROUP COURSE


Copyediting Fiction 101 is a four-week course packed with the specifics of copyediting fiction manuscripts. The lessons are intense, but the practical editing instruction is also interwoven with spiritual truths to help lower your stress level and strengthen your relationship with God through your professional development.

This course is designed for new Christian editors wanting to enter the field of copyediting specifically for fiction manuscripts. Students will discover the levels of copyediting and the details of the editorial process; learn how to edit electronic manuscripts using Microsoft Word; review rules for mechanical editing and peculiarities to fiction such as pacing, dialogue, and showing versus telling; and receive practical, hands-on experience copyediting a portion of a fiction manuscript.

Students are required to have a copy or an online subscription of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed. and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.

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Instructor: Rachel Newman

Format: This is the Group Course format, which includes an online discussion forum and instructor feedback. This course will be conducted via Google Groups.

Textbooks: The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.

Level: Beginner

Base price:  $119 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is four lessons; it runs from March 29, 2021 to May 10, 2021.

Registration deadline: April 5, 2021

Course Outline: Click here for outline

Certificate of Completion: Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a course certificate. (Note: Refunds will not be given for this Group Course after March 26, 2021.)


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