Developmental Editing of Fiction for Beginners – via the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) | Michelle Dunbar
Owing to the fact I like to do things backwards, three years after starting developmental editing, I have signed up to do a course with the Editorial Freelancers Associations to find out how to be a developmental editor. 😁 I know I could probably start with the immediate level (and then do the advanced one), but I figured it wouldn't harm to go back to the basics. I've never had any training for developmental editing, although I have a good working knowledge of story structure and writing techniques, and I certainly know what I like as a reader and especially what I don't like. Hopefully, this course will finally help me understand what, exactly, is developmental editing, and what is substantive/line/copy editing. At the moment, I'm sure I do a mishmash of all the stages over the three reads, and I would like to get to the point where I can call myself a professional editor. So, instead of going for a Masters in creative writing (while resisting the emails from the Open