Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest

Presented by Louann Pope

This is a workshop on editing your own writing. Whether you’re just getting starting with writing or you’ve already published, in this workshop Louann Pope, a professional copyeditor, will give you tips on improving your writing.

Topics covered include the following: • Journey of a manuscript • Point of view • Dialogue: realism, formatting, and punctuation • Showing vs. telling • Characterization and world building • Punctuation and grammar tips • Publishing law.

Given its emphasis on dialogue and characterization, this workshop is best suited for writers of fiction and narrative nonfiction (biography and memoir) rather than other types of nonfiction.

You’ll do short exercises in session together and then practice on your own during the lunch break. All participants will receive handouts and discounts on future services, and one lucky participant will receive a free book about self-editing.

  • Session 1: 9:30am-11:30am
  • Break for lunch and homework: 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Session 2: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Instructor: Louann Pope, a professional copyeditor who lives in Mount Pleasant, SC, applies her detail-oriented, analytical mind-set to copyediting a wide range of books (fiction and nonfiction), blogs, and other materials, teaching classes, and offering Ask a Copyeditor help-desk services. She is a member of various publishing organizations, including the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP).

Minimum of 6, max of 25 participants and RSVP REQUIRED.  Click HERE to reserve your seat to come learn with Louann!

Cost is $75.