Guides for users completely new to video editing (includes some blender specific advice/quirks if you are coming from a different video editing program).
I learned blender VSE through youtube videos. Unfortunately there are many things I had to learn the hard way that just weren't mentioned in the videos I watched. So this is my iteration of a tutorial video explaining the basics with those little caveats, in the hopes that others don't repeat my mistakes. Focus is on functional understanding rather than technical.
You can find timestamps and more info on the youtube page of the video.
Part II (masking +misc)