2014 E-mail Courses

To ask questions or to register for any of these courses, contact Jeanne Marie Leach via the contact page.

Dates Class Instructor
January 13 – March 7 Copyediting and Proofreading for Freelancers Kathy Ide
January 20 – February 28 Editing Fiction I Jeanne Marie Leach
March 3 – April 11 Introduction to e-Publishing Susan K. Stewart
March 24 – May 9 Editing Fiction II Jeanne Marie Leach
April 28 – June 20 Editing for the Homeschool Market Susan K. Stewart
May 12 – June 20 Grammar Refresher April Michelle Davis
June 9 – August 1 Editing Fiction III Jeanne Marie Leach
June 9 – July 25 Fundamentals of Indexing April Michelle Davis
July 7 – August 15 Building Client Relationships Erin Brown
July 14 – September 5 Creating and Formatting e-Books Susan K. Stewart
Aug. 4 – September 12 Editing Nonfiction Query Letters & Book Proposals Christi McGuire
Aug. 11 – October 4 Fiction Bootcamp Jeanne Marie Leach
August 25 – October 17 Essential Skills for Editing Nonfiction Erin Brown
Sept. 15 – November 7 Substantive Editing for Nonfiction & Memoir Rachel Starr Thompson
October 13 – November 7 Marketing an e-Book Susan K. Stewart
October 6 – Dec. 12 Establishing Your Freelance Business Kathy Ide


 About Our Online Courses

In the spirit of “competitive cooperation,” The Christian PEN presents online courses taught by contributing members of the network. These courses are designed especially for editorial freelancers, to enhance their professional skills and boost their income.

Lessons are posted by e-mail once a week, usually on Mondays; students view the lessons at their convenience. Some classes have optional “homework assignments” to which the instructor will respond with corrections and suggestions. Some courses are interactive, encouraging members to participate in online discussions. Other classes simply involve reading and studying the lessons.

The level of participation is up to each student. You can join in the group e-mail discussions, or just read the lessons, or even save the lessons to study at a later time.

Contributing members of The Christian PEN receive discounts on all online courses! Click on the “Join” tab above to learn how to become a contributing member.

“The Christian PEN’s online courses are an excellent value. The quality of instruction and the personal feedback always exceed my expectations. I have taken a class every session for the past year–and now the perennial ones are beginning to repeat. I can’t wait for the new ones in the spring. I highly recommend PEN classes for anyone seriously considering an editing career–and to writers wishing to improve their craft.” — Vie Herlocker