Editing Memoir, April 20-May 15 (4 weeks online) SP20


Where: AsynchronousOnline (Sakai)

April 20, 2020

Registration is closed for this class



Editing memoir is more than just editing someone’s life story. Often it’s about finding the story within a story—the part that will resonate most with the readers the memoirist is hoping to reach. Sometimes it’s about challenging the author to dig deeper or to broaden their approach. And in all cases, it means working with material so deeply personal that it can feel like you’re editing the writer themselves.

In this highly interactive class, we’ll work through a variety of memoir problems and solutions; tackle client relations and setting healthy boundaries for both parties; and discuss how to guide writers to uncover the story within their life.

Instructor Christina M. Frey, J.D. is co-executive of the Editorial Freelancers Association, a developmental/line editor and literary coach with Page Two Editorial (, and a traditionally published graphic novelist. With over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, and publishing, she now works with select authors and small presses on full-length fiction and creative nonfiction. She specializes in helping both novice and experienced writers to develop and refine their authorial voice.

A Note About the EFA's Online Courses

Our online courses are conducted through Sakai, a learning management system (LMS). You never need to be at your computer at any specific hour. More information about how these asynchronous classes are conducted is available here. Information on our refund policy is available here. All participants in EFA courses must abide by our anti-harassment policy, which you can find here.

Office Closed Monday April 8.

The EFA Offices will be closed Monday, April 8, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 9. Job postings, discussion list subscriptions, and other customer service requests may not be responded to until then.

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