Review Your Novel Like a Developmental Editor with Beth Jusino (Online)

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR051521BJ
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    Registration will close on Thursday, May 13th at 1:00 pm.

**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

How clearly can you see your own work? In this class, you’ll learn how a professional developmental editor evaluates the “big picture” effectiveness of a novel—including plot, characterization, setting, pacing, and craft—and how to apply that same perspective to your own work. We’ll explore specific questions you can ask as you’re re-reading your work, exercises to help you see your work from a fresh perspective, common issues that trip up writers, and a few tips and tricks to help you tackle revisions. This is also a valuable class for anyone in a critique group who wants to provide clearer feedback to their writing partners.

Attendees will…

  • Be challenged to consider their work from a fresh, outsider perspective.
  • Gain a checklist of impartial questions to help them evaluate specific aspects of their work in progress.
  • Understand the process of developmental editing.
  • Learn tools that will help you as beta readers and critique partners.


  • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, May 13th at 1:00 pm (PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME).
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
  • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

Instructor Bio:

Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost 20 years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at or on Twitter @bethjusino.

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