Nonfiction Editing 201 GROUP COURSE

(4 customer reviews)


Adult nonfiction sales are beating out fiction three to one. What might surprise you more, however, is that while juvenile fiction sales have decreased somewhat in recent years, the purchase of juvenile nonfiction continues to increase.

What do these statistics mean for you and your business? You have a profitable opportunity to break into the nonfiction editing market. However, you first have to get equipped. And that’s what Nonfiction Editing 201 is all about. These lessons teach you the skills and offer the knowledge you need to offer your services as a professional nonfiction editor.

In Nonfiction Editing 201, instructor Erin Brown teaches you what you must know: the different levels of editing, breaking into developmental editing, working with creative nonfiction, editing for the business market, technical editing, and the list goes on. Nonfiction editing requires you to go beyond standard editing rules and instead apply judgments, solve problems, and offer perceptive guidance that can set you apart from others in your profession and give you the edge you need to succeed.

But Erin doesn’t only pass on her editorial savvy in this course. What you might find more valuable is her warm, open, and frank sharing of her almost twenty years of experience—a treasure trove of gems that could save you a world of headache as you establish your business in a competitive market.


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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.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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.)

4 reviews for Nonfiction Editing 201 GROUP COURSE

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!  

  4. ​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!

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