Editing YA Fiction Basic Lesson Pack


Editing YA Fiction Basic guides participants through the nuances of micro-editing YA fiction. The course covers the particulars of copyediting and line editing as they apply specifically to YA material, to touch on details also related to the following:

• Rock-solid sentence structure

• Steady, appropriately paced plot flow

• Clever, effective point of view

• Strong, believable characterization

• Realistic settings and scenes

• Authentic, age-specific tone of voice

• Engaging and unique style

Learn when and how to draft a comprehensive style sheet or editorial letter and the tricks to balancing a softer editing touch with weightier queries and suggestions for the author or publisher. Get to know the very lighthearted but demanding YA demographic—no room for lulls in the narrative for this fast-paced audience. The only course requirement is a willingness to have fun with it!

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Instructor: Kelly Anne White

Format: This is the Lesson Pack format. The curriculum will be accessible in your account within 24 hours. Lesson Packs are nonrefundable.

Prerequisite: None (This course is a prerequisite for Editing YA Fiction 201.)

Level: Beginner

Base price: $75 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is five lessons.

Course outline: Click to download.

Certificates of Completion are not available for Lesson Packs.


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