New To Editing

Other than Windows Movie Maker there aren't so many free options that really perform well and on their own. I have recently check out Lightworks Beta and it can be quite confusing at first but it is rather powerful. The only slight issue I had with it was having to install the codecs it recommends and having to sign up to the website to download it:
Lightworks is free, it's the editing software behind filsm like Shutter Island and the Kings Speech, but it will take a lot of man hours to figure out how to use it.
I never could!