If you write for children or teens, whether you are a complete beginner or a published author, you know how important it is to make your manuscript be the best it can be before you send it out. How can you do that? Editing your own writing is difficult—how can you be objective about the plot and characters you created? How can you polish the final draft and find the mistakes you missed earlier? You can turn to others for feedback, and use a variety of techniques that help you get a new view of your manuscript. In this all-new webinar on self-editing titled “Be Your Own Editor: Tips For Self-Editing Your Own Work,” instructor Harold Underdown (The Purple Crown website) will teach you these techniques—ones he uses in his own work as an editor. He’ll also point you to more useful resources to make sure you feel confident revising your work before submission.
This is a special discounted webinar (about half the price of normal webinars), so take advantage of the lower cost, and the chance to ask Harold questions. It all happens at 1 p.m., ET, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, and lasts 60 minutes. Sign up for the webinar here.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
— The difference between response and analysis
— How to get useful feedback from other people
— The power of “re-vision”
— How to copy-edit and polish your own writing
— Where to learn even more. Sign up for Harold’s webinar here.
Instructor Harold Underdown has worked as a children’s book editor for more than 25 years, for companies such as Orchard and Charlesbridge. He now works as an independent editor and is a contributing editor to the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. He provides consulting and critiquing services to writers and publishers, runs the website “The Purple Crayon,” and gives workshops and presentations at conferences. He is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books. Harold’s website, “The Purple Crayon,” provides information about children’s book publishing, writing, and illustrating. He gives tutorials and workshops through Kids Book Revisions. Find him on Twitter as @HUnderdown.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
— Beginning writers who want to learn techniques to use on their current manuscript—and the ones to come
— Experienced writers who want to add some self-editing tools to their writing toolbox
— Any writer who wants to improve their writing or gain insight into the revision process