Now when someone tells me I have no class, I have an answer for them. I start a copyediting certificate program tomorrow. First class is a grammar lab, which I’m sure will be helpful.
I’ve been thinking about getting into the editing side of the business for some time. I’ve daydreamed about sponsoring an anthology, starting a magazine, and/or getting into book editing. I do love writing, but I also enjoy the mechanics of writing. My brain likes the technical side of things.
So I figure this class is the first step. Well, I’ve been critiquing others in writing groups for years, so maybe it is the second step. Okay, so I’ve been reading for a lifetime so maybe. . . All those writerly things we do help to prepare us to look at a story with a critical eye. Doing this program seems like a logical next step to me.
I’ll keep you posted on how this class works out. Wish me luck.