Editing Fiction

Course Content

  1. What's different about editing fiction
  2. Categories of fiction
  3. Using timelines, or other plot grids
  4. Recording relationships and other characterisation
  5. Marking up dialogue
  6. Using a style sheet
  7. Framing author queries

e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module you will:

Have a clear understanding of how to approach issues such as 

  • copy-editing dialogue
  • checking continuity of plot
  • creating and using a family (or other relationship) tree
  • framing author queries

How does the course work?

Editing Fiction has five units. Across the units there are exercises, model answers, and quizzes for self-assessment. 

 

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This e-Learning Module was developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.

 

£49.00

Study Time

Three to five hours with eight months access to the module.

Related Courses

PTC e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to an editor's working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.

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