Think Like an Editor: How to Make a Good Manuscript Great

Saturday
September 26, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Instructor: Robin Catalano Member:43 | Non-Member:47.50 Enrollment Max: 25

Ever heard the adage that great writing is more about revision than about the act of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? Whether your goal is to submit a fiction or nonfiction manuscript for publication or simply to be the best writer you can be, this seminar will optimize your chances by teaching you to become your own first editor. We’ll cover what professional editors look for in a story or manuscript, the best and worst times to self-edit, how to highlight your strengths and identify and improve on your weaknesses, when to stop editing, how to create a professional style sheet, and much more. Bring a note taking device.