Online Courses for Writers and Editors

The Editorial Freelancer’s Assoc. (EFA) is offering several courses for writers and editors this spring. Most of these are traditional classroom courses held in New York City, but some are offered online. All courses are open to members and non-members (non-members pay a higher fee).

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These EFA courses are being offered online this spring:

  • Grammar for Writers and Editors: Four e-mail sessions. Thursdays, March 17–April 7. EFA members, $95. Nonmembers, $115
  • Pricing Strategies for Freelancers: Ten e-mail sessions. Tuesdays and Fridays, March 15–April 15. EFA members, $120. Nonmembers, $150.

Here’s the list of all current EFA courses. See that page for full descriptions and details on both the online and classroom courses.

Here’s how EFA says its online courses work: “The dates given for online courses are when postings appear. Generally, participants have two to three days to read and respond to each posting – you don’t have to be at your computer at the moment the posting appears.”

If you’re a writer or editor and if you’ve never taken an online course, you might want to sign up for one of EFA’s online classes. Or at least sign up for some online course on a topic that interests you. E-learning is a fast-growing market for writers and editors. If you hope to branch out into this field, the best way to start is to first take a few online courses to see what works (and doesn’t) in that learning environment.