Instructor: Erin K. Brown
Format: This is the Group Instruction format. This course will be conducted via Google Groups.
Prerequisite: Nonfiction Editing 101 is recommended.
Base price: $239 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)
Course length: This course is 8 weeks long; it begins on July 5, 2021, and runs until September 20, 2021.
Registration deadline: July 12, 2021
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 July 2, 2021.)
Athena Smales –
I thought the coverage of materials was very comprehensive for the genre. The lessons were explained clearly, and Erin provides effective examples as well. The assignments came with a lot of information, which was helpful. Erin’s feedback was also illuminating and encouraging. I did appreciate the fact that it was understood that most of us were older students with jobs and family, so it was not as demanding as taking a course from a university. Erin is a very kind and knowledgeable teacher. I appreciated her insightful corrections and gracious encouragement.
Brent Baker –
I liked the practical angle of the course. Learning the intricacies of language and editing is fine, but applying those to real people’s writing while making sure their purpose and voice is retained is really important. I thought the lessons were clear, or at least intentionally ambiguous to give a sense of the real-life situations one could encounter.
Pat Stainke –
This course helped me to identify the levels of editing I do the most, where my sweet spots are, and how I might best present them in a bid. The various levels of copy-editing were very helpful. I also appreciated the lessons covering the parameters of developmental editing and substantive editing. These also helped me to recognize exactly where I best fit as an editor.
The instructor is great about responding to emails. She also gives great feedback on the homework and interacts with the class in the Google Group in ways that are friendly and supportive. Erin is a very hands-on teacher, very personable, and invests herself in every way. I love taking her classes!
Paul W. Conant –
I love NF Editing, but I wanted to know more about types of editing and how to get more work. When there was a question, the instructor was very responsive. The assignments were often thought-provoking and usually difficult. Now I have a lot of material to review, to consider types of NF Editing work I’d like to do vs. types of editing I dislike. When I review, I will find material on other genres of NF very helpful. And the more I review, the more worth I’ll get from it!