If you’re considering taking a copyediting course to sharpen or brush up on your skills, or you aspire to be a trade fiction copyeditor, I highly recommend the Copyediting Group Mentorship at Editorial Arts Academy. I’ve taken courses through many organizations, and this one was by far one of my top picks. What distinguishes this mentorship is that it’s an immersive experience: students are able to copyedit an entire manuscript, so you truly get a feel for doing this work, along with guidance from a pro. The weekly sessions were very supportive and lively, and Susannah is an amazing instructor—she’s approachable and responsive, and since this work is something she does every day, I can’t think of a better way for a student to learn. I’ll definitely be taking more courses with the EAA. Thank you, Susannah!
The Copyediting Principles & Mechanics course was entertaining, personal, and very inspiring. Susannah was so encouraging and so wonderfully generous with her insights and advice. The course was very focused on the most important information I needed to move forward, and it helped me feel confident that I could actually become a copyeditor! You struck an excellent balance between the technical information, the marketing and business information, and the copyediting training. Well worth the time and money spent. Thank you SO much!
Marketing Your Freelance Book Editing Business was an amazing opportunity to view marketing strategy differently. Susannah and Pat shared their collective wisdom and data-driven strategies in a fun and relaxed environment. They encouraged participants to try new things but to ultimately do what feels the most authentic for them. The workbook is a roadmap for developing a marketing plan that also includes valuable tips and discounts. Instead of feeling adrift, I’m feeling hopeful! Outside of the class, it has been great connecting with participants via social media and the EAA alumni Slack. If you’re on the fence, take this class!