While manuscript editors serve to enhance texts that have already been accepted for publication, the developmental editor can help mold an author’s approach to a work before a publisher’s review board decides whether to publish it. This course will focus on what it means to be a developmental editor by taking students through the developmental editing process. Beginning with a discussion on which books qualify to be developmentally edited, the course covers scheduling, competitive books, and author relations. Students will work on practical, hands-on exercises with real-world manuscripts and reviews. This class may be taken as an elective in the Editing Certificate. NOTES: Students should read Scott Norton’s Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers prior to class (and bring the book to class).
"Online self-paced" refers to course start and end dates. "Online fixed date" refers to the synchronous session schedule fully available under "Section Notes."
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Editing : Elective Courses