Editing YA Fiction Basic One-On-Instruction


This course guides participants through the nuances of microediting 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!


Instructor: Kelly Anne White

Format: This is the One-on-One Instruction format. The instructor will be in contact with you within five days of purchase and will work individually with you.

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

Level: Beginner

Base price: $200 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is five lessons.

Course outline: Click to download.

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of this course, students will earn a course certificate.


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