FROM THE CREATOR OF THE BESTSELLING, Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer…

Want to become an outstanding editor?

Most editors do a fine job of fixing up the spelling, grammar, punctuation, and typos in a piece of writing.

It takes a different skill level to turn dry, disorganised, and clunky prose into writing that is beautifully organised and bursting with life and energy.

Imagine having that power over your own writing.

Enter, deep editing

Editing Mastery introduces you to a technique called deep editing, known only to an inner circle of exceptional editors.

It offers a systematic way of editing that reliably transforms almost any piece of nonfiction writing into magnificent, sparkling prose.

The deep editing technique forces you to consider every aspect of a document, ensuring that quality gets embedded into each pore of the writing.

“I’m crafting better content than ever…” — PAULO ARMI, UDEMY STUDENT

“The editing process is beautifully simplified…” — SUMAN PRABHU, UDEMY STUDENT

“A remarkably simple and clear process to edit writing…” — JIM CANTONI, UDEMY STUDENT 

“Satisfies a writer’s hunger for certainty that his work will garner a five star ranking…” — GREG STONE, UDEMY STUDENT

“The most professionally produced training I’ve seen on Udemy …” — DANIEL HARRIGAN, UDEMY STUDENT

“My experience while doing this Deep Editing course has been one of sheer delight…” — ROSALIE PRINTER, UDEMY STUDENT

“Every lesson is gold…” — MEGHAN BLOOD, UDEMY STUDENT

“Excellent for anyone who wants to learn about clarity, simplicity, and elegance in writing…” — AGATA T SZCODRAK, UDEMY STUDENT

“Half an hour into this course, and I am less overwhelmed…” — KATEY NIXON, UDEMY STUDENT


“Brilliant content and structure…” — JESS MELAS, UDEMY STUDENT

“A very lean and methodical way to edit a document…” — DANA PETERSON, UDMEY STUDENT

“A genius teacher…” — TRISH ELLIS, UDEMY STUDENT

“Will help editors of every level…” — DSDAVIS, UDEMY STUDENT

“A realistic perspective on different editing techniques…” — CHAE CLARK, UDEMY STUDENT


“Concise and practical…” — AUROSHREE MAJUMDAR, UDEMY STUDENT

A process we can follow for all our writing…” — JOAN SALANITRI — UDEMY STUDENT

Shani’s courses are simply the best when it comes to real life, practical, applicable writing…” — ALICIA ADAMS, UDEMY STUDENT

The deep editing method will set you apart from other editors — whether you’re editing a book, a blog, an essay, or business writing of some type.

It will also help you self-edit your own writing to its full potential.

Trade secrets 

Among the few who know how perform this sort of advanced surgery on writing are senior editors on top newspapers, who spend their days turning raw copy into captivating stories for millions of readers.

I’ve worked for several such newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, where I was employed as a senior editor and writing coach for some years.

Once you learn these deep editing secrets, you won’t just be a competent editor. You’ll become a masterful one.

Having these skills will enhance your own writing exponentially, too, as you begin incorporating deep-editing techniques into your work naturally.

Your books, blogs, essays, emails, or website copy will shine like never before.

What is deep editing?

The system basically has four stages. First, you edit the content of a piece of writing. Then you edit the structure. Next, you edit for style. And finally, you focus on the presentation.

By concentrating on those layers one at a time, your edit will be thorough — and the writing as a result will look spectacularly polished.


  • You make sure every point in a piece of writing is unique, makes perfect sense, is factually correct, and is worth keeping.


  • You organise all the points into an orderly narrative that flows elegantly from start to finish.


  • You make sure all the ideas are expressed as simply, clearly, elegantly, and evocatively as possible.


  • You fix any mistakes and inconsistencies that create a bad look for any type of professional writing.

In this premium course, I’ll guide you through each stage of a deep edit so the process becomes second nature to you.

You’ll be editing a piece of writing right along with me. I chose this interactive method to help you get to the top of the learning curve of deep editing in the fastest possible time.

The writing you’ll be working with will be very flawed and difficult to edit. But with my help, you’ll move step by step toward making it read brilliantly.

Supreme confidence and competence

Once you know how to deep edit, you’ll know how to make any type of writing reach its full potential.

You’ll come out of this course a much more proficient and confident editor, as well as a much better writer.


Shani Raja is a veteran journalist who has edited for The Wall Street Journal and contributed to The Economist, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg News, among other top news organisations. He has trained dozens of prominent journalists in the craft of writing, including at The Wall Street Journal.

Shani’s flagship course, Writing With Flair, has long been the bestselling writing course on Udemy, with many tens of thousands of passionate students learning how to become elite writers. 

The course has been featured in TIME magazine, Business Insider, and on the Fox News website. His more advanced Ninja Writing course is also highly regarded and continues to attract sparkling reviews.


“Simply amazing class…” — SONIE SANDHU, UDEMY STUDENT

“Better than any course I took in college…” — ANNA TIERNEY, UDEMY STUDENT

“If you are looking for a writing course that is outstanding look no further…” — MATT SPRENGER, UDEMY STUDENT

“Worth more than the months I slaved over books and other online writing courses…” — CONOR WELLMAN, UDEMY STUDENT

“I considered myself a decent writer before taking this course…” — MIA TURPEL, UDEMY STUDENT

As a published author I have taken no less than 10 courses in improving my own writing skills. This is, by far, the best…” — ALICIA ADAMS, UDEMY STUDENT

“Be ready for some enlightening stuff…” — MARTIN TONEVSKI, UDEMY STUDENT

“Helps fine tune your writing and take it to another level…” — NISHANT BHIDE, UDEMY STUDENT

“Best writing course I’ve ever taken. Worth ten times the price…” — HARBANS, UDEMY STUDENT

“Shani knocks it out of the park…” — JOHN MICHAEL BARNETT, UDEMY STUDENT

“Stunning course… delivered masterfully…” — PEDRO CARROGGIO ZOIO, UDEMY STUDENT

“Among the most useful I’ve ever had the privilege of taking…” — FRANS DU PLESSIS, UDEMY STUDENT

“Improved my writing in ways that cannot be expressed…” — REMCO BOERMA, UDEMY STUDENT

“Writing stopped being a chore… — VENKAT DINAVAHI, UDEMY STUDENT

“A breath of fresh air for my writing…” — DARRYL, UDEMY STUDENT

“Delivery and explanations were perfect…” — CHRISTOPHER, UDEMY STUDENT

“Presented with great passion and understanding…” — BRYAN SUHARLY, UDEMY STUDENT

“Will improve your skills even if you only write post-it notes…” — HECTOR RUBIO, UDEMY STUDENT

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to become a professional editor
  • Anyone who is already an editor and wants to raise their game
  • Anyone who wants to dramatically enhance their own writing by self-editing

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