How to Write the Perfect Fiction Editorial Report
For fiction line editors and copyeditors
Fiction editing isn't just about amending a book file or suggesting changes in comments boxes. It's also about communicating the why of our editing practice.
When authors understand why we've made the changes we have, we demonstrate our skills, increase their trust in us, and help them become better writers.
Effective report-writing is therefore essential. This course teaches you how to create compelling editorial reports that are:
I'll show you what to include in your reports, how to structure the information, and how to frame your guidance so that it validates the work you've done on the book file.
Love the reports you write!
The creation of a detailed report can feel like a burden that cuts into the fee you've quoted. But the process can be enjoyable. Organization is key.
You'll learn how to write amazing reports efficiently – without compromising on quality or detail – using the following:
SUITABLE FOR: Any sentence-level fiction editor
Why learn about editorial report-writing with me?
My authors consistently rave about my reports ... tell me how grateful they are, that they're superb tools full of honest but mindful guidance that help them understand my edits and develop their line craft with confidence.
My approach to teaching
My teaching approach is problem/solution based. Yes, fiction editing is subjective and nuanced, but there’s still room for practical analysis that unpicks a novel’s vulnerabilities and considers the range of literary tools available to improve what’s on the page.
Communicating that message in accessible reports is as important as the book edit itself. Join me to find out how.