Unleashing Your Internal Editor: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Friday, March 18th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max

Have you ever finished a piece of writing, taken a step back, and wondered how to revise it into that elusive polished draft that agents and editors are looking for? This six-hour seminar will take you behind the editor’s desk, where you’ll learn the art of editing your own work. The first half of the seminar will focus on the clarity and strength of your writing. You’ll learn how to trim the fat from your sentences, find the best words, and polish your message into a clear, concise idea that will wow your audience. The second half of the seminar will focus on common grammar, syntax, and punctuation mistakes. You’ll learn how to develop your editorial eye, look at your own writing objectively, and spot and correct common errors and mistakes. Please bring the first five pages of a short story, essay, or book with you to class. This seminar will be helpful for writers of all levels.


Jessica Moreland
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Previous Students Say

  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Very Well-Organized"


  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Revision Assignments
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Professional Development & Skills

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