I'm catching up on end-of-academic-year filing & storing and wanted to note that I've published the two ebooks produced by my 2017/18 Print & Digital Editing students. (Both book covers link to their respective pages in the iBooks store.)

Come Write Here Book Cover The Writer's Brew Book Cover

When I took over the editing course at Miami, I wanted to give students two experiences: Of editing, but also of being edited. In the second half of the course, each student contributes a short chapter for a class book, and then in groups the students collect those chapters and wrangle them into a cohesive whole. Each student then has the experience of making difficult editorial decisions (as an editor) but also of experiencing how their individually-written chapters change based on the editorial decisions of others.

At the end of the semester I upload the books to the iBooks store because I want that editorial work to have real stakes, and I want the students to have the opportunity to produce professional texts that can circulate beyond the classroom. (I wish I could post them to Amazon, but Amazon won't allow me to offer a book for free. Sigh.)

The Miami Professional Writing students have always taken great pride in this work, and each year their books are wonderful. This year's projects are no exception.

Blog Logo

Tim Lockridge



tim lockridge

writer, reader, professor

Back to Blog