Editor Meetings are now closed
Have a sample of your manuscript evaluated
by a professional book editor for free
Saturday, November 5 — 2 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 6 — 2 to 3:30 pm
Note: This is available for registered conference attendees only
Best practices in publishing call for a finished manuscript—even one that's gone through a number of drafts—to receive four professional edits: developmental, content, copy editing, and proofreading. Each of these editing tasks often require a different person. Not all editors proofread, and not all proofreaders can help you with a developmental edit of your book.
Poor editing will ruin your book. Readers will be taken away from your story by mistakes and misspellings or confused by a poorly developed story. You need to find an editor or team of editors who work for you, editors you can relate to and who understand your work.
To help get you started in your editor search, eight editors will be available to meet with you at the 805 Writer’s Conference to read a sample of your work and discuss it with you. Four will meet with writers on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 pm and four other editors will meet on Sunday, 2 to 3:30 pm.
This is a free service for conference attendees from PIPW. Each editor will be able to meet with six writers, and all slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
To participate in this review, you must submit the first three pages of your manuscript and a one-page synopsis with your registration so that an editor may review it prior to your meeting. All submissions must be double-spaced with 1” margins top and bottom, and 1.25” margins on the sides. Your name and the title of the piece should be in the top header. Both must be in MS Word, .doc or .docx
If you have gone through several drafts and feel your manuscript is ready for editing, take advantage of this opportunity to meet editors and get one-on-one feedback of your work. Maybe you will find the right editor for you!
Editors Participating in Manuscript Review
(Click the link to learn more about each editor)
Tammy Ditmore – ONE SLOT LEFT Offers developmental, content, or copy editing for nonfiction only. Whether you are creating a book, article, website, social media campaign, or annual report, let me focus on the details so you can focus on the ideas. http://editmore.com/
Monica Faulkner – NO LONGER AVAILABLE - ALL SLOTS FILED. Expert guidance and support in every phase of writing and editing, from initial analyses or evaluations of your manuscripts through developmental editing, including one-on-one coaching if necessary. I also work on book proposals and query letters. http://laeditorsandwritersgroup.com/member/monica-faulkner/
Toni Lopopolo NO LONGER AVAILABLE - ALL SLOTS FILED. Literary agent, editor, writing instructor and former Executive Editor at Macmillan and St. Martin's Press. She will read and edit three double-spaced pages from your first chapter. Please email well ahead of the conference dates so you'll have time to edit and re-submit for our face-to-face meeting. Toni looks for 21st Writing conventions (not rules) in a viable genre/story with a grabber first page, a strong voice, and super characters. She enjoy noir. https://lopopololiterary.com/editorial-services/
Dennis Mathis NO LONGER AVAILABLE - ALL SLOTS FILED. I had a varied career in the fine arts and publishing that brought me into close contact with many celebrated authors, including John Updike, Norman Mailer, T.C. Boyle, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson. For the past decade I’ve been building a career as a freelance development editor. I network with scores of literary agents who respect my judgment. I’m happy to work with “debut” authors, novices, memoirists. http://www.closereaders.com
Barbara Ardinger – ONE SLOT LEFT Clients who are looking for development and/or content editing. The copy editing comes with everything I do. I can't help myself. I'm a fussbudget. http://www.barbaraardinger.com/
Greg Elliot – ONE SLOT LEFT Today, writers are burdened with the rules of writing: when to place the first hook, close voice vs. distant, active not passive, show don’t tell, walk don’t run…. I want to turn the rules into a gentle guiding breeze, so that each writer’s voice emerges as fresh and surprising as a wild rose in the middle of a busy thoroughfare. http://www.editsbyelliot.com/
Emily Heckman — NO LONGER AVAILABLE - ALL SLOTS FILED. --Emily specializes in developmental (story) editing for adult trade fiction and nonfiction book-length projects. She also helps craft book proposals, pitch letters, and provides writing coaching and general editorial support. Emily held editorial positions as several New York houses and was Executive Editor at Simon and Schuster. firstname.lastname@example.org
Flo Selfman – I’m gaga about grammar and passionate about punctuation. Whether you write YA or mystery, sci-fi or memoir, chances are there are areas of error that may keep your book from being its best. Together we can find and eliminate them. My specialties: copyediting and proofreading. PR consultant. President of Independent Writers of Southern California 2003-2016 (iwosc.org). Let’s talk! - http://wordsalamode.com/
This free service is for registered conference attendees only.