The Art of Self-Editing
It’s often said that writing is rewriting, but how does one take a rough draft and revise it to perfection? Every writer has a different method: Joan Didion marks up her pages immediately after a day’s work, while J. K. Rowling creates a continuity sheet to keep track of runaway plot points. In this course, learn the secrets of self-editing and create your own template for revision, from organizing your material to polishing your prose. Walk away from this course with a toolkit for self-editing, including a pre-editing checklist, a bulleted guide to developmental editing, and over two dozen line-editing exercises.
Note: Please bring the first three pages of a piece of your writing (any genre) to the first class session.
You'll Walk Away with
- Tools and strategies for revising, editing, and polishing your work
- A greater understanding of the editing and revision processes, from first to final drafts
- Experienced writers hoping to develop more effective and efficient strategies for revision
- Writers looking to gain more creative and editorial independence