Class: Manuscript to Masterpiece (Nov. 29)

Manuscript to Masterpiece: Getting the Most from the Editorial Experience
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $40

Hiring an editor can feel a bit like hiring your first-grade teacher and a personal assistant all in one. With each round, you cringe in anticipation of the overwhelming red marks, and yet you know she’s nurturing your manuscript to polished completion. The shocker for many is that editing takes time, sometimes hundreds of hours, which can add up to thousands of dollars. There are simple steps you can take to prepare your manuscript for success before it reaches your editor, and to save yourself a lot of money.

In Manuscript to Masterpiece, we’ll examine industry standards on how to format your manuscript, costly mistakes every author makes, what to ask your editor, and what to expect in response. Gather resources for defining and reaching your audience and for separating yourself from other authors with the same goals. Learn tools for self-editing overarching issues before your editor ever clocks in. And once the editing process begins, tap into your editor’s talent to bring your masterpiece to the light while your bank account stays in the black.

Instructor Ali McCart is the founder and senior editor of Indigo Editing, LLC, and works with authors and editors of all genres. She advocates valuing editors’ talent and time while still catering to authors’ budgets. She believes the editorial process can be enlightening and uplifting for both the author and the editor if they work with each other to make the process move smoothly. And she never edits in red.

All classes are held at Ink & Paper Group:
1825 SE 7th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214
Light refreshments will be provided.

All classes are limited to 14 participants, so register early!

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