Built for those pursuing an freelance academic editing career in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplines.


    1. A Message from Your Instructors

    2. How to Take This Course

    3. Before You Begin

    1. Academic Publishing Roles

    2. Editing Scholarship

    3. Peer Review

    1. Asking the Right Questions

    2. Prepping Files

    3. Editorial Triage and Priorities

    1. What Makes a Good Text?

    2. Argument and Arc

    1. Engagement with Sources

    2. Dissertation to Book Revisions

    1. Style Sheets and Style Manuals

    2. The Politics of Grammar

Quick info

  • $299.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 5 hours of video content


Cathy Hannabach


Dr. Cathy Hannabach is the founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire, an academic book editor, and host and creator of the Imagine Otherwise podcast.

Sarah Grey


Sarah Grey is a developmental editor at O'Reilly Media, the creator of Friday Night Meatballs, and a food writer.

Frequently asked questions

  • When is the enrollment period for the course?

    The course is always open for enrollment. You can join any time.

  • How do I access the course materials?

    The course is hosted on the online educational platform Thinkific (what you're currently using to read this). To access course materials after you enroll, log into your Thinkific account and navigate to the course page.

  • How long do I have access to course materials?

    You have lifetime access to the course, including all future course updates and versions.

  • Are there graded assignments?

    No. The course is entirely self-paced and self-administered so there are no graded assignments. You can work through the lessons with the order and pace that makes the most sense for your needs.

  • Is there a certificate of completion?

    Yes. Once you complete all the lessons, you will be able to download a customized completion certificate with your name, date of completion, and the title of the course.

  • Is this course ever taught live?

    The course as a whole is not currently taught live but you can often catch our related workshops at ACES, SfEP, EFA, and other editing conferences. Want us to teach an online workshop for your organization or campus? Drop us a line at [email protected].

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