The Wheat from the Chaff: An Approach to Manuscript Evaluation
Almost every first-time author approaches an editor when they believe their manuscript is finished and ready for the finishing touches—and almost every first-time author is wrong. What’s an editor to do? Consider adding manuscript evaluations to the menu of services you provide. Without running up a big tab, the author can get a realistic appraisal […]
What the Heck is a Book Coach
Book Coaching is a relatively new profession that has sprung up in recent years to replace the support publishing houses no longer provide to writers. But how does book coaching differ from the services editors provide? Can anyone call themselves a book coach, and what exactly do they do for writers? A vibrant community of […]
Concordances: Character and Plot
Two years and many books are between Book One and Book Two. You pick up the second book’s manuscript to edit it — and you freeze. Who was that minor character, again? What were we doing? When did Main Character get that scar? That’s one scenario where a good concordance can save you time, headaches […]
Kickstarting Your Online Magazine: A Roadmap and Workshop
This webinar will provide a step-by-step guide to build your online publication. Whether it’s an indie magazine, a personal passion project or an editorial extension to your brand, you’ll receive practical tools for launching your publication and growing its presence over time. You’ll be led through essential initial steps such as finding your editorial voice, […]
Freelance Editing in the Cookbook and Recipe Niche
In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the exciting world of cookbook and recipe editing. Lauren will cover the basics of editing recipes and speak to some of the unique challenges associated with this niche. Topics include best practices for editing ingredient lists and methods, how to address special sections and what to include […]
Editing Stories in Images
Whether you’re working with scripts, rough sketches, or nearly final art, even the most visual of stories can be aided by an editor’s sharp eye. Learn how to incorporate art directions in your developmental editing, balance text with art in stylistic editing, and proofread with roughs and finished pieces. This course will teach you how to tackle the art portion of an art-based story with confidence.
Series Secrets: How to Edit Sequels and Companion Books
Book series can be lucrative endeavours for indie authors and publishers alike, but they also come with their own challenges. In this two-part webinar, you will learn about how editing a series differs from editing an individual book.
Editing Manuscripts for Submission to a Scientific or Medical Journal
Many editors and medical communicators stumble into working on manuscripts for scientific or medical journals, with little to no training on how to perform a good edit and what’s needed to shepherd a manuscript from draft to submission.
Inclusive and Conscious Language for Editors: How to Edit for Respectful Content and Why it’s Important
This webinar uses scenario-based discussions to explore issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We know that language is constantly evolving to reflect rapidly changing social interactions and dynamics. How do we, as editors and publishing professionals, keep up with these changes? How do we express our flexibility, our willingness to change, in our work? What are the issues we need to be aware of as we consider EDI and accessibility? By the end of the webinar, participants will have an understanding of EDI issues most relevant to editing and publishing, and practice how editors can help shape language with an eye to inclusion and justice.
Niching Down: How Specializing Can Boost Your Business
Here’s the question that will change the trajectory of your career: Should you be a generalist or a specialist? Being a specialist and “niching down” means selecting an area to focus your editing practice, rather than being a generalist and taking any project that comes your way. It may feel counterintuitive, but niching down can help you get more clients, make more money, and build a bigger and better reputation as an expert and thought leader.
Going From “How You Write a Poem” to “Listen to How The Poet Writes”
This webinar will walk the totally terrified through the basics of editing poetry—from developing an understanding of what poetry might be, to identifying fundamental elements and building a lexicon to describe editorial feedback.
Introduction to Technical Editing for Craft Patterns
Editing craft patterns is a fascinating and multi-faceted challenge, requiring a review of the actual design, a confirmation of the clarity and accuracy of the instructions, and a good old copyedit. In this session, experienced knitting technical editor Kate Atherley will talk about the work – what it entails and how to go about doing it; and how to get the work – what skills and experience you require, and how to get started. Whether you’re an editor with an interest in craft, or a crafter with an interest in editing, this session will have you looking at the instructions in a whole new way.
Self-Editing for Fiction Authors
Self-editing can be a daunting task for fiction writers, whether they are new or seasoned authors. This webinar is for fiction writers at any stage in their career and for editors looking to help fiction clients with self-editing. In this session you will learn general revision strategies, specific methods for large-scale editing and sentence-level editing, […]
Editing for Engineers and Scientists
Want to start editing scientific and engineering documents? Learn how from the best! With 20 years of experience as an international science writer and editor, Christa Bedwin knows the unique challenges of working in these fields. This webinar will help boost your confidence and prepare you for this new challenge. The webinar will cover important style guides and resources, special industry and government needs, unique issues to keep in mind when editing STEM documents, and tips to effectively communicate edits to scientists.
Why to Hire an Editor: And What to Expect When You Do
How do I know if I need an editor? What type of editing do I need? Where can I find an editor? How do I know they’re qualified? If you’re a novice writer, these are only a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. But not to worry, in this webinar Lynne Melcombe will answer all of these questions and more, including how to determine whether you should hire an editor and what to expect when you do.
Why Use Plain Language? What Science Says About Our Brain’s Reading Process
Want to reach a greater audience using plain language? Learn how in this interactive webinar with Cheryl Stephens, the founder of the new PLAIN Canada. With over 30 years of experience helping clients become better communicators, Cheryl will show you how to simplify your message, engage readers, and get your message across.