Freelance Editing 101 GROUP COURSE

(4 customer reviews)


This is an essential course for those who wish to learn the basics of freelance editing for paying clients.

You will learn:

  • The difference between proofreading, line editing, substantive editing, and critiquing
  • References to use for different types of manuscripts
  • What to look for in nonfiction manuscripts
  • What to look for in fiction manuscripts
  • How to mark corrections using editor’s and proofreader’s symbols
  • How to use Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature for electronic editing
  • Proofreading Scripture quotations
  • How to make helpful suggestions for improvement.

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Instructor: Christi McGuire

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

Prerequisite: Establishing Your Freelance Business 101 is recommended but not required.

Level: Beginner

Base price: $239 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is eight lessons; it runs from January 20 to March 16, 2020.

Deadline to register: January 27, 2020

Course outline: Click to download.

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

(Note: Refunds will not be given for this Group Course after January 17, 2020.)

4 reviews for Freelance Editing 101 GROUP COURSE

  1. Debbie Watson

    I wanted to take this course to see how I was doing with my business and try and understand some of the differences between Australia and the US. The lessons were very clear, and there was always the opportunity to email Christi with any questions. I found the whole course useful as it helped me to see my business foundations are pretty strong.

  2. Anonymous

    The lessons were clearly explained. Christi was great in answering any questions we had. I found creating the templates to be most helpful.

  3. Anonymous

    This class has a good class description and outline. There was good variety. It was nice to have some lighter weeks and some deeper or longer homework assignments. I would say it was a good level for a beginning intro class. I appreciated the optional assignments and the variety. Some assignments were a better fit than others according to my interests and abilities. On the other hand, extra assignments were good for challenging myself if I had the time and desire. I am new to the editing world so some of the content became clearer as the class progressed. The levels of editing took me a while to try to differentiate. But as time went on, I also realized they are not clear cut in the industry. Most helpful was the proofreading practice, learning to use the CMOS, track changes, and examples of communication with clients.

  4. Deb Allard

    I found everything helpful. Each lesson was jam-packed with excellent, detailed, and thorough information. I enjoyed the laid back manner of the instructor. I felt excited to do the assignments because she always found something nice and encouraging to say. I learned a ton in a relaxing, friendly manner. Christi did an excellent job. She also had helpful suggestions.

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