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When and Why to Hire an Editor, And What They Should (and Shouldn’t) Do

The question of hiring an editor often comes up in my classes, and since editor for hire is one of the hats I wear, I wanted to provide some overview. There are different kinds of edits. I’m focusing on two: the developmental edit versus the copy edit. You might also hire someone to proofread, where they are simply looking for mistakes and errors, rather than making any editorial suggestions.
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Editing 101 This Sunday

I’ve still got slots in the Editing 101 class taught online this Sunday.This class, a shortened version of the three session class, targets editing both other people’s works as well as your own. Students have found that learning to trust their editing skills has made them more productive when producing early drafts. Topics include how to edit at both the sentence and story/book level, working well with writers, theory of ToCs, electronic publishing, copyright, and making a living as an editor.

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What Exactly Do We Do in the Editing 101 Class?

I’m glad I’ve got enough students for the Editing 101 online class that starts tonight, but I’d love a couple more. Mention reading this when you mail me about the class and I’ll give you a special deal. 😉

So what do we do and who is the class aimed at?

The class is aimed both at writers who want to learn to edit their work better as well as editors who want to hone their skills and learn about it as a career path.
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Online Classes: Special Deal Through January 2, 2013

Please pass news of this deal along!

I’m offering a special deal for sign-ups in next year’s F&SF classes or the editing class in the form of a free extra class.

Sign up for Writing F&SF Short Stories (Section 2: Thursdays, 1-3 PM PST, Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 or Section 3: 8-10 PM PST Thursdays; Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21) or Editing 101 (4-6 PM PST Sundays; Feb 10, 17, 24) and get a bonus class.
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