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Its time to solve all your comma conundrums. Learn from a word maven extraordinaire who has taught thousands of students, edited hundreds of manuscripts, and written three books of her own. Do you still question where to put your commas?Do you randomly throw commas into your manuscript and hope theyre in the right place?Do you frequently apologize for your commas?Do you get manuscripts back from editors or critique partners with so many redlines (corrections)?This is the course for YOU! You are going to learn when to use commas. When to never use commas. And how to apply all the comma rules to your self-editing practice. Why do you need an e-course about commas?There are so many reasons!1. Commas have more uses than any other punctuation mark.2. Commas are chameleons.3. Commas allow readers to understand your writing.4. Commas save lives!5. Commas do NOT actually indicate a pause.6. Comma usage can be nuanced.7. Commas separate words, phrases, and clauses.8. Commas show you when information is critical for meaning. And when it is not.9. Comma mastery is the mark of a skilled writer. Benefits ListEmpower yourself as a writer with clear communication. Mastering comma usage will boost your creativity and give you the freedom to tell the story youre meant to write. Youll have fun playing with commas while you refine your writing style. You can be confident that your readers wont get distracted by your comma usage, or lack thereof, even in your earliest drafts. Become a sought-after critique partner because of your knowledge. Improve your self-editing skills by learning the ins and outs of comma usage. What You Will GetContent is bite sized and easily digestible. Video lessons for 20+ comma rules Clear examples Sample edits with actual manuscripts from real authors Multiple ways to practiceWhat We Will CoverIll teach you WHY commas are chameleons. Well also dig into: Comma Rules to Always Use Comma Rules to Never Use Comma Rules to Choose And moreBest of all, Ill teach you how to apply all this new knowledge to dramatically level up your self-editing game. Who This Is For and Who This Is Not ForThis Is For: Writers who are serious about improving their craft Writers on a budget Writers who want clarity on the Chicago Manual of Styles expectations New writers Veteran writers Writers of short stories, personal essays, and books (fiction and nonfiction) Writers who use American EnglishThis Is Not For: Writers who dont care about their readers Writers with no interest in growing Writers with scads of money to throw at editors for multiple rounds of editing Writers who make the Chicago Manual of Style bedtime reading Writers who already know all the comma rules and how to use them Writers of poetryWhy Learn From MeIm a word maven extraordinaire. A client once dubbed me the Comma Queen. I know what Im doing.I have over twelve years experience in classrooms, teaching real live people how to write (and use commas).I worked for a National Writing Project affiliate and taught other teachers how to teach writing (and use commas).Ive been a professional editor for six years, and Ive seen hundreds of manuscripts and edited millions of words. Im friendly and approachable. Some people even think Im fun. Im also a writer, with three books publishing in early 2020, so I know what it feels like to be on the other side of the editing pen. Teaching writers how to make their work shine is my passion. Let me help you. FAQsIve never been able to understand how commas work. What makes you different?I learned about commas in school. Why do I need a course on commas?Will I have to complete boring practice worksheets?What do I need to know to do well?Im worried that Im a terrible writer. Are you grading me?What if I have a question during the course?What if I cant attend the LIVE call?If I fall behind, can I catch up later?What is your refund policy?What if I have a writing question thats not about commas?Dear Writers, Now is the time to master the comma so you can save face (no more embarrassing mishaps), time (no more googling how to use commas), and money (no more extra rounds of edits). I cant wait to see you in the course. Take care, Nicole Ayers
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