Even after you’ve put the finishing touches on your piece, the writing process is far from finished. Most written works are edited by a professional editor before being published or posted. While a few writer-editor relationships turn adversarial or combative, most are cooperative and constructive and help make the work the best it can be.
Experienced writer, editor and proofreader Heather Saunders will explain the different types of editing, outline the editorial process and offer guidance on how to navigate the editorial relationship. Armed with an in-depth understanding of how editing works and what editors do, writers will be able to avoid the pitfalls of being unprepared.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
Set a budget and timeline with your editor before the editing process begins.
Pick the right editor for your project by looking at their certifications, experience and views on editing.
Determine the level of editing your need.
Understand the different types of editing, including developmental, copy editing and proofreading.
Know what to expect at each stage of process, including resolving queries, reviewing and accepting edits, and using style sheets.
Heather E. Saunders, owner of Just the Write Type Editing, is a proofreader and STM editor. In her 15 years of experience, she’s edited everything from newsroom copy and fiction novels to technical aeronautics journals and cutting-edge medical training material.