Current Classes & Events

Copyediting Group Mentorship: Fantasy / Magical Realism

Do you have basic copyediting skills but want more practice? Do you crave feedback from a veteran in the field? Our small-group Copyediting Group Mentorship was designed for you. You’ll edit a novella in the fantasy/magical realism genre and get graded feedback on your work. Class runs four Tuesdays between June 25 and July 30, 2024.


Marketing Your Freelance Book Editing Business

Do you know you need to better at marketing, but don’t know where to start? This class will help! Students learn which marketing strategies have worked for other editors and how to use them yourself. A 22-page survey report and 8 downloadable workbooks – including a marketing plan template – are part of the course.  On demand and self-paced. Instructors: Pat Dobie and Susannah Noel


Running Your Editorial Business Like a Pro

As business owners, we have a lot to manage at once. This class helps you take control! Get organized and on top of your administrative side so you don’t drop any balls. Streamline your business tasks and free up your time for editing. On demand and self-paced. Instructor: Katie Chambers


Free Webinar: Developmental and Line Editing for Nonfiction 

This webinar was hosted by Nancy Marriott, a veteran book editor of wellness, how-to, spirituality, memoir, and business books. Recorded June 8, 2022.

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Past Classes & Events

Presentation: Inside the Big Five: Tales from a Trade Book Production Editor 
August 18, 2023
Editorial Freelancers Association Conference, Alexandria, Virginia


Marketing Your Freelance Book Editing Business (self-paced)

Since 2023


Running Your Editorial Business Like a Pro (self-paced)

Since 2023


Copyediting Group Mentorships

6 sessions, 2022-2023

Developmental Editing for Fiction 
12 sessions from October 2020 to April 2024

Developmental Editing for Nonfiction Popular Books
3 sessions from March 2023 to October 2023


Freelance Book Editing 101: How to Make a Living Editing Fiction and Nonfiction Books



Free Webinar: Developmental and Line Editing for Nonfiction

Held June 2022

Marketing Your Freelance Book Editing Business (live version)
2 sessions in 2022

Copyediting Fiction and Nonfiction Books: Principles & Mechanics 
7 sessions from September 2020 to December 2022

Presentation: Line Editing, Copyediting, or Proofreading? Defining the Book Editor’s Roles
September 22, 2022
ACES: The Society for Editing Virtual Conference – ACES Accelerate

Developmental and Line Editing of Popular Nonfiction Books 
September – November 2020

Online Mentoring Group for Copyediting and Proofreading
September 2018 – April 2019

In-person Class Series on Copyediting & Proofreading
2 sessions, 2018, 2019
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Montpelier, VT

In-person Class Series on Developmental & Line Editing
January 23 – February 20, 2019
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Montpelier, VT

Sponsor, Burlington Book Festival 2018
October 12–14, 2018
Burlington, VT

Special Session: Beyond Copyediting: Expanding Your Business to Include Developmental and Line Editing
September 23, 2018
Communication Central’s 13th Annual “Be a Better Freelancer” Conference
Rochester, NY

One-day Workshop: Getting Started as Freelance Book Editor
2 sessions, 2018
Hampton Inn, Colchester, VT