Back to Course List:

Sign in with a guest (free) or member account to register for EFA courses.

Editorial Letters for Every Editor (Free to EFA Members)


September 5, 2024
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Want a discount? Become a member.

SKU: 281956


"Thoughtful, well organized feedback is the key to client happiness." —Courtney Tenz, instructor

Important Information About Our Real-Time Webinars

All webinar times are in Eastern Time. For more information on how EFA webinars are conducted, please see this page.

In-line edits and scattered comments are a great way to keep client and editor on the same page, but the key to building a successful relationship lies in the editorial letter. Similar to feedback a writer might receive during a writing workshop, the editorial letter sent at the conclusion of a manuscript project allows for more thorough input and can help clear up confusion.

The edit letter is especially essential for developmental editors, but copyeditors and line editors can benefit from a templated approach to feedback. An edit letter can be useful for both fiction editors and nonfiction editors, addressing topics such as consistency of voice and tone, factual errors, style recommendations, and overarching themes.

This 90-minute webinar will walk you through the elements of incredible editorial letters and show you how to format your commentary. It will cover aspects of editorial letters such as the best way to address difficult criticism and conclusive next steps for revision. No matter your career stage or editorial specialty, you’ll come out of this session with new ways to share your insights with your clients, giving them feedback that they find clear, inspiring, and satisfying.

This Webinar Is Free for EFA Members!

Sign in with your EFA member account to access member pricing on all our educational offerings and get this webinar for free! Not a member? Join now.

Courtney Tenz (she/her) got her start as an editor of humanities textbooks and has since worked in both the publishing and media industry. Her focus as a developmental and line editor is to get the best out of the writers she works with, whether academics, novelists, or business professionals.

Information and Policies
Our class information page has detailed information on registration, accessibility, duration of access to course materials, and refunds. All participants in EFA courses must abide by our anti-harassment policy.

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.

Solar eclipse