Whether you love it or hate it, your writing needs it. Your readers deserve it.
Good writing grows great in revision - so it's always worth doing better. Yet sometimes we waste time, get lost, or resist revising.
Want to get better, faster, and more efficient in revising your writing?
Revision is my favorite part of the writing process - but that wasn't always the case. Sometimes I didn't leave enough time for it, or didn't want to do it, or wouldn't know when to stop. I had to learn to love revision.
I created this course to share my best revision practices with you.
We'll cover why, when, and how to revise your own writing, tactics for strengthening your prose, and what to do when you don't have much time for revision.
What You'll Learn
- When to start revising
- How to work from the top down when revising
- How to use the "GPS Test" on your writing
- How to find the weasel words and weak links in your prose
- What to do when time is tight
Each short video lesson includes exercises that you can use to put the lessons into practice right away.
Watch the lessons at your own pace
Transcripts and handouts
Download transcripts and checklists to accompany the class.
Add new revision skills to your repertoire with targeted exercises.
You'll have ongoing access to the course; revisit it any time.
Who Will Benefit From This Course?
Writers of all types need to revise, rework, and edit their words. This online course is best suited to nonfiction writers. It will cover topics like:
- Revising to help the reader's flow
- Achieving a conversational tone
- Easy ways to strengthen your prose
We will not cover topics specific to fiction writing, such as plot, character, dialog, etc.
Writers on Teams
If you're part of a team at work (revising other people's work, or having other people revise your writing), then you may be interested in the Team Edition of this course. Contact me for more information.
I've learned so much about writing and disciplined creativity from Anne Janzer. I'm already using the suggestions from the course to revise and improve my writing." Renee Rubin Ross ConsultingRenee Rubin Ross
Revising Your Writing is well-paced, clear and simple. Anne teaches us the smart methods with easy-to-follow video lessons. The downloadable transcripts and revision exercises are convenient to review off-line. I also appreciated seeing Anne in action revising sample pieces in lessons 3 and 4.J.B., Vancouver, BC Canada
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the format for this class?
The class is delivered as a series of short videos, each with associated exercises. It takes about an hour to watch all of the videos. How long you spend on the exercises is up to you!
I’m interested in both the "team" revision course and this one – which one should I take?
The “team” revision course has all of the content of the basic revision course, plus other information specific to teams. So, sign up for that one.
Will I have ongoing access to the class?
Yes, you can take the class at your own pace, with ongoing access to the videos and handouts.
About the Instructor
Anne is committed to helping writers do the work that matters to them, either personally or professionally. As the author of The Writer's Process and The Workplace Writer's Process , Anne is a huge advocate of tuning and optimizing your end-to-end writing process.
This course consolidates the lessons learned and practices refined in years of working as a freelance writer with more than a hundred technology companies - creating effective content on tight schedules.