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About the Program:
A great editor plays a vital role in whether readers will sing your book’s praises or give it one-star reviews. But searching for the perfect editor can be a daunting prospect—especially if you’re not sure exactly what kind of editor you need. How can you find someone who will help make your writing shine but not polish you right out of your own book?
In this information-packed session, long-time editing veterans Marla Markman and Tammy Ditmore will provide simple solutions to help you find your perfect editor and create an author-editor dynamic duo. You will get tips to help you:
- Decide what kind of editor you need
- Determine when and where to start looking for an editor
- Identify an editor who will respect you and your project
- Get the most out of your editing investment
About the Presenters:
Tammy Ditmore uses her passion for precise language and knack for spotting careless mistakes to help writers produce accurate, engaging, and error-free messages. With more than three decades of editing experience, she can help transform a thicket of text into a well-manicured manuscript or provide just a dab of polish to make a story shine. Tammy is the owner of eDitmore Editorial Services, which provides proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing for nonfiction writers and publishers. Check out her blog at www.editmore.com/blog.
Marla Markman is an award-winning editor with over 20 years of experience. She is the owner of Markman Editorial Services, which provides project management, editing, proofreading, book design, indexing, and writing services for nonfiction authors and publishers. She developed and honed her expertise as managing editor of Entrepreneur magazine, one of the nation’s leading small business publications. She helped launch its trade book division, where she acquired, developed, and edited numerous top-selling book series.