Are you looking to hire an editor for your manuscript?

When it’s time to hire a professional editor there are more options available than ever before, and it can be hard to sift through the “noise”: What’s the difference between a developmental edit and a line edit and a copyedit? How do you know what you need or when? What should an edit cost—and is it worth it? How do you know when--or whether--you need a professional edit?

Not all edits are created equal, and there’s no official governing body or certification process for editors—anyone can hang out their shingle. Where do you find an experienced, reputable editor, and how can you determine whether they’re right for you? What does a good edit look like? How do you avoid the editing “horror stories” some authors have experienced?

This 90-minute course will show you what you need to know to determine when and whether to hire a professional editor (you don’t automatically need one!) what kind of edit you need; how to find reputable, experienced professionals; how to pick the right editor for you and what you can expect of your working relationship; as well as other options if hiring an editor isn’t in your budget right now.

I’ve worked as a freelance editor for nearly three decades, both through major publishers and directly with authors, and I’ll teach you everything you may not have even known you needed to know about hiring an editor. You’ll learn how to determine whether and when you need a professional edit; what to look for in a good editor; specific resources for finding the best in the business and your perfect fit; red flags to watch out for, and much more.

This course will keep you from wasting time and money on the wrong editor, and show you how to find the right one, who will help you develop, fine-tune, and elevate your story.

What You'll Learn:

  • When to consider a professional edit
  • The types of edit commonly available, and how to determine which one you need.
  • How to find a good, reputable, experienced editor, and determine which one is right for you
  • Where to find reputable, experienced editors
  • How to vet an editor to make sure they’re the right “fit”
  • The sample edit: what to ask for, what to look for (with specific examples)
  • What should it cost?
  • What to look for in your contract
  • Questions to ask before you sign
  • What to expect of the editor/author relationship
  • Red flags to watch out for
  • Alternatives to a professional edit

The course includes:

  • My extensive Get It Edited guide
  • A sample editing contract
  • An example of an actual sample edit and cover letters/bids
  • Extensive FAQs
  • A list of further-reading resources...and more!

Who this course is for:

Writers in all genres who:

  • Are wondering whether or when to hire an editor
  • Feel uncertain what type of edit they may need
  • Are confused by the multitude of editing services available now
  • Are unsure how to find good, reputable, experienced editors and how to vet them
  • Are unfamiliar with professional editing and what it should look like, accomplish, and cost
  • Have had unproductive or unpleasant experiences with hiring an editor

Editors looking to hone or level up their business and best practices

Editors beginning to build their business

Hi, I'm Tiffany Yates Martin, founder of FoxPrint Editorial

In my publishing career working as a book editor on hundreds of manuscripts—for major publishers and New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors as well as newer writers—I have more than 25 years of experience in pinpointing what can keep an author's story from being as effective as it can be, and how to help authors make it marketable and competitive.

As an editor as well as a teacher leading workshops and seminars in writing and editing, I've developed clear, useful, hands-on tools for helping authors learn to spot these areas, along with practical techniques for addressing them, and I'm the author of a book based on those techniques, Intuitive Editing: A Creative & Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing.

"The BEST editing webinar I have ever attended"

"Thank you, Tiffany. This has been the BEST editing webinar I have ever attended…a wealth of information.“ —Valerie B.

"An absolutely brilliant course"

"Thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant course. It really has helped concerns I’ve had about developmental editors, particularly a current issue with my memoir. It’s been gold—thank you!” —Rosemary G.

"Great webinar!"

“Thank you for this great webinar! My head is full!!! I am starting to research!” —Marina M.

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When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course--you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like--across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.