Introduction to Editing Graphic Novels, November 4-15 (2 weeks online) F19


Where: AsynchronousOnline (Sakai)

November 4, 2019

Registration is closed for this class



Editors are trained to work with words, but sometimes words alone don’t tell the story. In graphic novels, that’s doubly so, where artwork, stage directions, paneling, and lettering work with words to carry the plot and characters from opening to final panel. This two-week class, taught by a traditionally published graphic novelist, shows what the graphic novel writing process looks like from start to finish and where editors and proofreaders fit into the mix. We’ll discuss navigating the switch from book editor to script editor or proofreader; using art and script together to keep characterization and plot consistent; working with unfinished scripts or artwork; and following industry conventions.

Christina M. Frey, J.D. is co-executive of the Editorial Freelancers Association and a developmental/line editor and literary coach with Page Two Editorial ( 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 memoir. Christina specializes in helping both novice and experienced writers to develop and refine their authorial voice.

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