Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PNWA Conference Success!

I had a successful PNWA Conference. Not only did I meet with six editors, but I heard pitches and gave my talk on what to check in your manuscript before submitting to an agent--to a standing-room-only crowd. 

As a freelance editor and agent, it's rare to see a project that doesn't need a minimum of four revisions. Most agents don't have the time to devote that kind of editorial work to a project. This is what inspired my class and editing guide.

I'm working hard to get the book version of my editing guide out soon, as I truly believe it will help bridge the gap between what authors think is ready in a manuscript and what an agent does. 

Every manuscript has an Achilles' heel--or two--and oftentimes there are simple fixes. It's my hope that the editing guide will help bridge the gap and help authors reach their publishing goals, whether it's to get an agent, editor, or indie publish.