Nonfiction Editing 201 LESSON PACK


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.


Instructor: Erin Brown

Format: This is the Lesson Pack format. The curriculum will be accessible in your account within 24 hours. Lesson Packs are nonrefundable.

Prerequisite: Nonfiction Editing 101 is recommended.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Base price: $80 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: 8 lessons

Course Outline: Click to download


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