Great writers trust in Revision.


As an acquiring and developmental editor, Harold Underdown has seen and experienced firsthand the transformational work of Revision.

In this course, Harold teaches a number of critical methods to help you approach your revision process strategically and with intention. The tools you will learn in this class can be used for every future story you write.

Taught by Harold Underdown


Harold recently joined Kane Press as executive editor. Before that, he worked as an independent editor and publishing consultant, as an in-house editor with McGraw-Hill Education, Charlesbridge, and Orchard Books. He enjoys working with writers to develop skills that they will be able to use in the present and with future manuscripts. He founded and runs "The Purple Crayon," a respected web site with information about the children's publishing world at www.underdown.org. He wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to Children's Book Publishingnow in its third edition. He also enjoys teaching, and he speaks and gives workshops through the Highlights Foundation and SCBWI's national and regional conferences. He developed a curriculum focusing on revision in partnership with Eileen Robinson. They offer online and in-person tutorials, webinars, retreats, and workshops. 

Example Curriculum

  Critical Revision with Editor Harold Underdown
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