Ask an Editor
Get an insider’s view—our panel of editors answers your questions about the revision and editing process. Learn how pieces change in revision with an editor's help, and how you can apply these guidelines to your own work. Featuring Jessica Bylander, Hattie Fletcher, and Geeta Kothari.
Better Writing through Research
Learn how research can make your writing more compelling and more marketable. Whether you are writing a journalistic piece or a personal story, research has a role to play. Featuring Maggie Messitt and Adriana Ramirez.
Following Subjects Over Time–Revisiting a Story
How does a story evolve over time? What can writers learn from revisiting the same subject in different times and places? Tracy Wahl, National Public Radio's executive producer for Editorial Franchises, shows how NPR reporters and producers follow a developing story over months or years.
Revising Essays & Short Work
Learn how to be your own best editor for essays, articles, and posts. What do you keep, what do you throw away, and how do you know when a project is finished? Featuring Jason Bittel, Elizabeth Daley, and Kristin Kovacic.
Your Book, Chapter by Chapter
Revising an entire book can be a daunting process. Author Lise Funderburg discuss how to obtain the critical distance you need to successfully evaluate your own work and how to manage the obstacles to revision, and gives an overview of some major steps in revising a book-length work.