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The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue

Editor Tracy Gold teaches you how to punctuate, tag and present dialogue in a way that your readers will thank you for.

Taught by Tracy Gold

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Story Editing for Authors

In this free 10-day course, best-selling author and CEO of Fictionary will take you through 17 story elements to help you perform your own story edit.

Taught by Kristina Stanley

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Novel Revision: Practical Tips for Rewrites

The key to a great novel often lies in rewriting. This free course will teach you how to do practical rewrites that can seriously boost your book's quality.

Taught by Revise & Resub

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

Don't let a manuscript full of common mistakes turn off an agent or publisher! In this course, Lisa Lepki will show you how to self-edit like a pro.

Taught by Lisa Lepki

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Novel Revision: Understanding the Craft

In this free online course, author Alexander Steele of Gotham Writers Workshop provides a big-picture view of the novel revision process.

Taught by Gotham Writers Workshop

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Free editing courses taught by top writers and editors

Our online editing courses are taught by a wide range of professionals from the Reedsy marketplace and beyond. Topics include:

Each 10-part course is delivered to your inbox, making them the most accessible editing courses on the internet. By saving both time and money with Reedsy Learning, you’ll be able to reinvest in your dreams and get one step closer to making them a reality.

How much does it cost?

Every course we offer is free. At Reedsy, we believe that knowledge shouldn’t be limited to those who can afford to pay for it — if you want to be a great writer, we want to help you achieve that. 

Reviews of Reedsy’s online editing courses

“The most useful course I’ve ever taken — and not just on Reedsy. Clear, concrete, punctual, and practical information, plus helpful examples that every writer needs.” — Andrea M.

“This course is an eye-opener for me. I have always struggled with dialogue tags and punctuation, but this course really simplified it. I would recommend it to every writer.” — Pearl L.

“It showed me the editing process in a new light, having structure and specific things to look for. I finally know how to decide what to cut and what to improve. Thank you!” — Michelle S.

“Another great free offering from Reedsy! The content is valuable for beginners or more advanced writers and presented clearly in an engaging style. This course lays a solid foundation for newbies but also reminds more advanced writers to identify where they can improve.” — Ali L.

“This was one of the greatest and most useful courses I’ve had! It was created in a very accessible and fun way, and I learned so many useful things! Thank you so much for this great course and this experience!” — Yoanna S

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