Editing Tips for the Indie Publisher

02/03/2014 - 02/28/2014

Every author wants readers to enjoy a tale with no distracting errors — no grammar glitches, no punctuation problems, no confusing sentence or story structure. Indie publishing offers the advantage of telling your story your way, without an editor demanding changes, but it also involves the risk of embarrassing mistakes that yank readers out of your fictional world.

Learn the language skills used by copy editors to make sure your manuscript is perfectly polished BEFORE it goes to publication, with optional practice sessions and tips on topics including:

  • Participial phrases
  • Dialogue punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • Flashbacks

Each of eight lessons will have homework that is optional, of course. Your reward for doing your homework – MM’s feedback on every assignment you turn in. Think of homework as opportunities for mini-edits from MM.


About the Presenter, MM Pollard, editor, Black Velvet Seductions:

An English instructor for fifteen years and now an acquisitions editor for Black Velvet Seductions, MM Pollard makes tricky parts of grammar, punctuation and usage more approachable and entertaining. She offers the kind of lessons most writers wish they’d paid attention to in high school.

The good news: it’s never too late to learn. MM has helped many writers master the fundamentals of composition through her fun online workshops with many RWA chapters as well as with other sites. She is sure she can help you, too, become a better writer.


Cost: Members:20/Non-Members: 30

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