Copyediting Fiction Group Course

(2 customer reviews)


Copyediting Fiction 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 Bradley

Format: This is the Group Course format, which includes an email discussion group and instructor feedback. This course will be conducted via

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

Level: Beginner

Base price:  $140 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is four lessons; it runs from September 9 to October 7, 2024.

Registration deadline: September 16, 2024

Course Outline: Click to download

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 September 6, 2024.)

2 reviews for Copyediting Fiction Group Course

  1. Anonymous

    The lessons were explained clearly, and Rachel added additional explanation every time I asked for it. It was very helpful to have Rachel’s responses, via comments in Word, on my assignments. I also deeply appreciated Rachel’s prayerful approach. In some ways, her example of approaching her work by consciously bringing herself into the presence of the Lord was the most valuable thing about the class. Also, the way she clearly and kindly communicated with all of us students was a reminder to me of the way I ought to clearly and kindly communicate with my clients. I also (moving on to the nitty-gritty!) really appreciated her explanation of things like dangling participles and dangling gerunds!

  2. Anonymous

    Rachel’s (the instructor’s) feedback was the most helpful. I also like when we practiced copyediting. She answered all of our questions. When she did answer questions, she was positive and graceful. I learned a lot of information.

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