Every writer needs a good editor to push the work to its best possible state. But your work won’t reach a professional editor unless it’s already in excellent shape. A dilemma, to be sure. That’s why you need to be a skilled editor of your own work.
Perhaps your great ideas and stories are clouded by such things as clunky language, pallid verbs, excessive wordage, lack of emotion, and other amateur mistakes. Perhaps your work is fairly good, but it doesn’t quite lift off and soar. What you need is a sharp-eyed editor: you.
This course will show writers (of both fiction and nonfiction) how to operate as their own best editor, which will make their work all the more marketable in the professional world.
This is a cross-genre course, applicable to any kind of writing.
NYC info, tuition: $165
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
One-on-One tuition: $375 Request consultation
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.
Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.
Editor's Eye Intensive topics include: jazzing up the "blah," bringing emotion, avoiding obviousness, conciseness, copy-editing.