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Learn how to line edit fiction and report with conviction

Get your fiction editing business off to a flying start with these 4 popular courses.

Each one gives you a specific set of tools with which you can hone your stylistic line editing craft and communicate your suggestions with confidence.

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1. Switching to Fiction

Learn how to move from non-fiction to fiction, and edit at sentence level with confidence. The 4-step framework covers readability, narrative, dialogue, and technical correction and consistency. Includes a copy of Editing Fiction at Sentence Level

2. How to Write the Perfect Fiction Editorial Report

Learn how to craft engaging sentence-level editorial reports efficiently. Save time and increase your hourly rate while providing feedback that demonstrates editorial excellence and builds trust.

3. Narrative Distance

Learn how to recognize and control narrative (psychic) distance. Use the continuum framework to evaluate the prose, edit to avoid head-hopping, and explain your work to your author.

4. How to Line Edit for Suspense

Learn how to identify suspense in a novel and evaluate its effectiveness. Then use the suspense trifecta framework to edit for improved reader experience and communicate your revisions with confidence.

Stuff you might be wondering about

How long does my course access last? 

All my courses come with lifetime access. You learn when it’s convenient for you, not me!

Why do I have to pay tax on courses?

Online self-directed courses, like the ones I offer, are classified as digital products/services in most countries, and adding tax is a legal requirement. Teachable calculates the correct rate of tax for your jurisdiction and remits it to the appropriate authority. 

Can I choose the order in which I study the modules?

Of course, though I recommend you follow the order of play the first time you do it because I designed the structure in a way that builds your knowledge logically.

Can I learn on my mobile device?

Absolutely! Teachable has a gorgeous app for iOS and Android that means you can access the course content on your phone and tablet if that’s more convenient.

About your instructor

Hello! I’m Louise Harnby, a commercial fiction editor who specializes in working for independent authors of crime, thrillers and mysteries. I write books and create courses that teach editors:

  • the craft of stylistic line editing in fiction 
  • how to make their businesses visible and compelling.

When I joined the industry in 2006, there was very little instruction dedicated to line editing and business building. Not much has changed, and so I hope that by learning with me, you’ll feel better equipped to tackle both!