editing

  1. terrimain

    Editing Post-Nano Editing. Macro Editing with Terri Main

    There’s an old Zen proverb that reads, “After Enlightenment comes the Laundry.” Perhaps you feel like that after NanoWrimo. After the rush of writing a novel in a month the adrenaline is still pumping and then you read what you wrote. You’ve been to the mountain top, you looked out over the...
  2. Vicky Burkholder

    Editing The End: What do I do after I've written the book? with Vicky Burkholder

    As an editor, I spend an inordinate amount of time instructing authors in the basics. What makes a good plot? Have I used the right words? The End: What do I do after I've written the book? is a class that answers these and other questions for fiction writers. From word choice, punctuation and...
  3. CassandraCarr

    Editing Layering as an Editing Tool with Multi-Published Author Cassandra Carr

    Have you ever finished the first draft of a book and thought it was missing something, but you weren't sure what? That "what" is probably layering - the process of adding details to your story, from character traits to body language to descriptions of the environment surrounding your story. Each...
  4. Katherine McIntyre

    Editing Self-Edit Your Way to Success with Katherine McIntyre

    Want to make your manuscript as polished as it can be? Learn a variety of self-editing techniques from an editor to fix pacing issues, eliminate wasted words, and attain better flow. By the end of this class, you'll have a checklist of tools to handle any hurdles in the early drafts so you can...
  5. Kate McMurray

    Craft Beyond Spellcheck: Self-Editing Before Submission with Kate McMurray

    You’ve written a book and you want to give it one last spit polish before submitting to editors and agents, but grammar isn’t exactly your strong suit. No problem! Two professional editors give some tips and tricks for how to self-edit, including checking for common errors, to help you make your...
  6. JMPaquette

    Lecture Step Two: Fix Pesky Dialogue Formatting Stuff

    Step Two: Fix Pesky Dialogue Formatting Stuff First, Stuff You Should Know (a quick review) Editors can tweak your formatting, but it certainly makes it easier when you do some of the work beforehand—especially for dialogue. Review the Rules: Note: I used images here to preserve the...
  7. JMPaquette

    Goals An Overview of the Mini Intensive

    A brief glance at what you're in for...each bullet point is a separate thread. Every step has a Lecture, Homework, and Discussion post (some steps have a Challenge post for extra bits--tips and exercises). While we're here, can you share what you write? I'm just being nosy at this point--but I...
  8. Johanna DeBiase

    Lecture Editing Archetypes

    Questions to ask about your characters when editing: Does your character steer the story, or does the story steer your character? If it’s the former, your character has agency. Is your Hero a round character, unique and flawed, or are they lacking emotional depth? Do you have more than one...
  9. Mary DeSantis

    Craft Self-Editing from Page Zero with Mary DeSantis

    If you’re anything like me, you’re a pantser, which means outlines make no sense and you hit the ground running on page one. Everything chugs along beautifully up to your inciting incident. Suddenly, there are multiple possibilities for your plot and so many choices for your characters to make...
  10. Angela Knight

    Craft The Art of Editing with New York Times Bestselling author Angela Knight

    *** Registration is now full. *** This is a LIVE webinar scheduled for Friday September 11 at 8 p.m-9 p.m. EDT * Don't know what time that is in your timezone? Check out HERE. This hour-long PowerPoint presentation covers how to effectively work through the drafting process to make sure you...
  11. terrimain

    Craft Macro-Editing: Become Your Own Plot Doctor with Terri Main

    Once you have written your first draft, you know you are not done. You understand that you need to fix everything from plot holes to punctuation. The starting point is Macro-Editing - Editing the Big Picture. Many spend $1000s on Book Doctors, Finishers, and Developmental Editors to do this work...
  12. SuzanneJefferies

    Craft Tighten Your Writing with Suzanne Jefferies

    Show don’t tell, deep point of view, too many adverbs! How do you make your writing tighter, punchier, and hit all those tick-boxes? In this week-long workshop I’ll take you through the six steps to make sure your romance writing is everything you want it to be.
  13. Angela Knight

    Lecture Lesson 2: More than Storytelling

    02_More Than Storytelling by Angela Knight I realized I wanted to be a writer when I was nine. Yet though I was always writing something from then on, I was 40 before I finished a book, and 43 before I published it. I probably could have done both two decades sooner, except I always started...
  14. F.T. Bradley

    Craft Getting the ‘Send It!’—Perfecting Your First Five Pages with Fleur Bradley

    When submitting to agents, you often get to include five sample pages with your query. This workshop will teach you how to get those pages to shine, from character introduction, conflict, voice and formatting—to ensure that agents will want to read more. Instructor will provide feedback on query...
  15. Angela Knight

    Craft Spells of the Heart: Editing Your Romance for Maximum Magic with Angela Knight

    You’ve just typed The End. Sigh! You’re done… Not so fast. You can be absolutely sure that somewhere in that stack of pages are: embarrassing plot holes; limp love scenes; sentences that clank instead of ring; conflicts that go nowhere; colorless cardboard characters; and fight scenes with...
  16. Tina Holland

    Discussion Step Two - Edit, Edit, Edit

    Edit, Edit, Edit When I first started writing I believed editing was as simple as passive language and getting the spelling and grammar correct. Now I believe editing is about grammar as well as making sure your voice is not lost in the process. Our voice is determined by our writing...
  17. Diane Culver

    Editor Excellence in Editing

    From their website: Whether you're submitting to a major publisher, querying agents, or planning to self-publish, a second pair of eyes is a must before letting that manuscript or partial out of your hands. Sure, the world loves a great story, but the world embraces a great, well-told story...
  18. Tambra

    Editor Suzanne Johnson

    From Suzanne's website: I have more than thirty years in copy editing and developmental editing both fiction and nonfiction, including two years as the founding copy editor for Entangled Publishing. My copy-edited works include best-selling paranormals by authors such as Laura Kaye and Jennifer...
  19. Barbara Sheridan

    Proofreader Emily Nemchick

    From their website: I began copy editing and proofreading professionally in 2012, after completing my BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. I have worked as a copy editor in academic publishing and the self-publishing world. I have worked on fiction and non-fiction...
  20. Missye Maroon

    Manuscript Formatting Reedsy

    From their website: Crafting beautiful books is at the heart of everything that Reedsy does. We're changing the way books are published by giving authors and publishers access to talented professionals, powerful tools, and free educational content. Reedsy was founded in the summer of 2014 by...