Do You Need To Line Edit Your Book But Don't Know Where To Begin?

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Here's What You Get

Every day, you'll receive one lesson in your email inbox and the same lesson will also be unlocked on the course website. You'll get lifetime access to the online classroom, so you can refer to the lessons whenever you wish. There's no need to worry about losing emails.

  • Lesson 1: The one thing that will jump-start your editing

  • Lesson 2: Three mistakes you may be making and what to do instead

  • Lesson 3: Five little words you need to start cutting now

  • Lesson 4: The truth about editing

  • Lesson 5: Struggling with wordy sentences? This will help.

  • The 10-step checklist you need in your editing arsenal. (Downloadable PDF recap)

  • Interactive online quiz to test what you've learned

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Join more than 2,000 writers in discovering how to simplify the line editing process.

Curious About What To Expect?

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Opened My Eyes

Elli Hunt

“Your five-day course opened my eyes to mistakes that I didn't know existed. Thank you for that, it is extremely helpful to me."

Can't Thank You Enough

Harper Jewel

“Can't thank you enough for the 5-day course. My books and readers thank you, too.”

Super Helpful

Jenny Leigh Hodgins

"Love how easy and on point your tips are for self-editing. Super helpful resource!"

Breaks It Into Manageable Steps

Fox Haddock

"This class not only taught me how to break down editing into manageable steps, but also how to think differently about my work during the process. The latter is the hardest part."

Lots Of Different Mistakes

Audrey Gran Weinberg

"I learned that there are lots of different kinds of mistakes I've been making. And to break it into manageable pieces is helpful to me."

Fairy Dust Sprinkled On Our Writings

Gustav Cariglio

"I can't express in words how helpful this is . . . I would say your editing lessons are fairy dust sprinkled on our writings."

Astonishing!

Maria A. Karamitsos

"Wow! I'm astonished at the number of times I used these words. This is a great exercise."

Reviews

5 star rating

Cliches ,Adverbs , Prepositions, redundancies

DAVID ONUCHI

They are impressive as they guide in the use of sentences formations.

They are impressive as they guide in the use of sentences formations.

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5 star rating

Great Refresher

CaTyra Polland

I was reminded of common writing mistakes such as overuse of adverbs. I see errors in my clients' manuscripts noted in this course. The course is easy to und...

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I was reminded of common writing mistakes such as overuse of adverbs. I see errors in my clients' manuscripts noted in this course. The course is easy to understand, straightforward, and flows well. I appreciate the samples and questions to confirm understanding.

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EXCELLENT TEACHING

Deryn van der Tang

I learned more in the five lessons than I think I learned in four years at school! With this no-nonsense approach, I was able to see where my MSS could be im...

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I learned more in the five lessons than I think I learned in four years at school! With this no-nonsense approach, I was able to see where my MSS could be improved without spending hours not knowing what to look for.

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Learn skills you can apply to everything you write.

Welcome! I'm Stacy

Founder, Shortcuts for Writers

Stacy Juba

Hi, I'm Stacy. My goal is to save writers from overwhelm, showing them how to edit their own writing and giving them strategies to make the editing process manageable—and even rewarding. I also show authors how they can fit writing into their busy lives. I’m the author of ten published books, a freelance developmental editor, and an award-winning journalist. As a freelance editor, I’ve helped hundreds of authors with their projects, both those pursuing the traditional publishing route and those who use KDP and other avenues of self-publishing their books. I've assisted beginning writers and established authors with contracts at large publishing houses including Kensington and Harlequin. I’ve also taught workshops for organizations including Savvy Authors, Sisters in Crime, and numerous Romance Writer of America chapters, and have been a panelist and guest critiquer at conferences. As someone who has been in the book publishing trenches since my teens, going through many ups and downs while I fine-tuned my craft, I’d be honored to help you on your writing journey.

Let's Make Editing Simple

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Let's Get Started!

    • Welcome Video And What to Expect

    • Lesson 1: The One Thing That Will Jump-start Your Editing

    • Lesson 2: Three Mistakes You May Be Making and What to Do Instead

    • Lesson 3: Five Little Words You Need to Start Cutting Now

    • Lesson 4: The Truth About Editing

    • Lesson 5: Struggling With Wordy Sentences? This Will Help.

  • 2

    Bonuses and Next Steps

    • The 10-Step Checklist You Need in Your Editing Arsenal

    • Test Your Skills - Line Editing Quiz!

    • More Resources for You

It's Time To Polish Your Pages

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