This online class takes a seminar approach to helping editors develop their developmental editing business. While the focus is on fiction, most of the information can be used to build a nonfiction business as well (or a business that includes both fiction and nonfiction). Whether you’re a new editor or you’re an experienced pro adding developmental editing to your menu of services, this seminar is designed to help you gain more business and earn more money for your efforts.
The class provides information about building your business, including exercises you can do to help target your audience and develop a growth plan. Conversations on the forums will allow students the opportunity to discuss the exercises and instructor-led prompts.
About the Instructor: Jennifer Lawler has worked for many years as a freelance book development editor on a wide range of editorial projects for traditional book publishers as well as independent authors—everything from cookbooks to memoir to paranormal romance to thrillers. She launched Crimson Romance for Adams Media (now Simon & Schuster), overseeing all aspects of acquisitions, editorial, and production. She has also worked as a magazine editor for MSP Custom Publishing.
She is the author or coauthor of more than forty nonfiction books and novels, including her popular and award-winning Dojo Wisdom series (Penguin). She has written a number of romances under three pen names.
She worked briefly as a literary agent and has taught in the biomedical writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the copyediting program at the Univeristy of California–San Diego, and for the well-respected Loft Literary program in Minneapolis.