Key Concepts for Developmental Editing
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 2–3:30 pm ET
This is an INTERMEDIATE SKILLS course
Instructor: Tanya Gold
Developmental editing is working with writers on a bigger picture. For fiction and creative nonfiction, it involves analyzing how all the story elements—such as theme, plot, characters, structure, pace, and narration—work together to create a compelling narrative, and finding ways to help the author make their story even more captivating.
This course will cover the process of developmental editing for fiction and creative nonfiction. It will address:
- Developing an understanding of the author’s or publisher’s goals and how those goals will affect your work
- Using systems to keep track of key story elements so you can analyze how well they are working together
- Creating a structural plan to save you time when marking up the manuscript
- Providing helpful guidance to authors to help them feel ready to tackle revisions
All webinar times are in Eastern Time. Please note: registration for this class closes on Monday, August 13, at 10 pm ET. Webinars delivered via GoToMeeting, and all registered attendees receive the recording link immediately after.
Tanya Gold is a book editor, writing coach, and literary omnivore based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been in publishing since 1999, and has worked on all kinds of cool books. These days, she edits fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.