Nonfiction Editing 101 GROUP COURSE

(2 customer reviews)


Do you shy away from editing nonfiction manuscripts because you’re unsure about the technical aspects unique to nonfiction? Do you feel overwhelmed by charts and tables, quotations and citations, running heads and subheads, front and back matter, bibliographies and notes, copyright and ISBNs? Nonfiction Editing 101 is for you. This course will guide you through the maze of intricate parts that comprise a nonfiction book. After successfully completing the material, you will confidently know what to look for and how to format and edit any nonfiction manuscript. As a bonus, you’ll gain knowledge that will help you guide your clients through the tough world of publishing.

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Instructor: Erin K. Brown

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: There are no prerequisites for this course. (This course is a prerequisite for Nonfiction Editing 201.)

Level: Beginner

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

Course length: This course is 8 weeks long; it begins on April 5, 2021, and runs until June 7, 2021.

Registration deadline: April 12, 2021

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 April 2, 2021.)

2 reviews for Nonfiction Editing 101 GROUP COURSE

  1. Pat Stainke

    Every lesson was valuable. I was especially keen to learn the tricks of formatting, graphics, and jargon and biased language. I’ve turned down assignments in the past because I wasn’t confident about how to format tables, graphs, and headings. Since taking the course, I’ve worked on two more dissertations that were full of images, captions, special headings, and graphs. I’m so glad I’m not afraid of them anymore!

    I loved the information and the pace with which it was presented. Working on the assignments was very helpful. Occasionally I had a question, but Erin was great about answering questions by email. Erin is a gift to this community!

  2. ​Peggy Wilson Lawrence

    Everything was relevant and broad enough to build a platform for nonfiction editing. Most useful was getting a better understanding of the structure of nonfiction work, breaking it into parts and understanding the correct presentation of each. I also got a lot more experience navigating the CMOS, greatly increasing my confidence in using it.

    ​The instructor is a gifted teacher, as well as a wise editor. She shares much anecdotal knowledge about writing and publishing that is above and beyond course expectations–real life experience that deepens the classroom lessons.

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