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Self-Editing For Success

DIY Developmental Editing for Creative Clarity and Marketing with Ease

You've finished a story! Congratulations!

Whether it's your first story or your tenth book, it's worth celebrating--and polishing up so that your ideal readers enjoy the story just as much as you do.

But now it's time to edit! And suddenly, you're in a minefield of opinions, decisions, and yes, even price points to navigate. Basically, everyone wants to boss you around.

How can you be sure you're editing your unique story for your unique goals and purposes?

Take this course.

(Yes, I just got a bit bossy there myself, but for a fantastic reason--this course will help you that much.)

If the thought of editing makes you want to hide your manuscript…

If you’ve been procrastinating on looking back at your story because you know it needs some tweaking…

Enroll in this course.

If you want to make the most of your editing--and even tackle some pre-marketing so you save time...

If you want to save money by figuring out crucial storytelling aspects on your own and even gain some skills for your freelance editing...

This course is for you!


What You Get

  • A self-paced, thoroughly-tested course that you can complete on your own schedule
  • Short, quick videos that break everything into bite-sized chunks
  • Guidance through techniques and tricks from over a decade of experience that will make your editing smoother and easier
  • Clarity on how to use your story to market itself--saving you time AND helping you start building a tribe of readership
  • Catching story and plot issues before going to an editor or critique readers
  • PLUS a bonus module on with finding and working with alpha, beta, specialist, and ARC readers so you can start building buzz with your book while it's still being edited!

Modules include protagonist/antagonist interaction, tightening up a sagging middle, managing the balance of pacing and tension, hitting key plot points to keep your story moving, nailing essential description, and customizing story beats to your genre.

Ready to tackle that manuscript and make it completely awesome?

Enroll now!


"Really connected the dots for me in a way I hadn't considered for editing--from the big picture point of view, strategy, and process. I'm excited to work on my manuscript!"

- Denise M. Colby, Marketing/SEO Consultant for Authors and Freelancer

"Janeen made the self-editing process very clear and approachable. She helped me to find focus and direction in my writing process."

- Chelsea Beason, Author/Blogger

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Your Instructor


Janeen Ippolito
Janeen Ippolito

Janeen Ippolito is your No-Stress Writing and Marketing Strategist! As a bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction, an experienced author coach and editor, and a publishing house president, she's developed a multitude of time-saving strategies and systems so she can do all the things without burning out. Now she's coupling those epic systems with her 8+ years of teaching experience to make sure authors like you achieve your goals and creatively thrive!


"I feel equipped now to polish my own work and go into the editing process knowing the value of my story. Recommended for anyone who wants to gain editing skills and have confidence in their work."

- K. Michelle Moseley, Freelance Editor and Writing Coach

Frequently Asked Questions


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 14 days with homework from the first two modules and we will be happy to refund your purchase.
Does this manuscript cover issues with sentence structure, paragraph flow, and grammar?
No. This is a big-picture developmental self-editing course. I do address some line editing issues, especially when it comes to tension and pacing. However, if you're looking for a step by step guide to analyzing grammatical structure and flow, this is not the course for you.
Does this course eliminate any further editing or review?
Every story needs feedback from a variety of readers (and often an editor) before it is ready for publication. This is why Self-Editing for Success includes a special bonus section on working with feedback. Depending on the experience and skills of the author, proper implementation of this course can eliminate the need for a structural/big picture critique. No matter what, every story needs a good copy edit/proofread. Always.
Can you look over my manuscript when I'm finish with the course?
Absolutely! Successful completion and implementation of this coursework on your manuscript means you get a special rate on my critique and editing services for that manuscript. Contact me to learn more!

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