I love editing professionally because I get to help stories reach their full potential. But I also love it because I get to help writers learn and grow in their craft. Receiving a new manuscript from a previous client is an amazing feeling because that manuscript is nearly always stronger than the last.
But in-depth professional editing is not a financially viable option for everyone, and it doesn't always give me the opportunity to interact one-on-one as much as I'd like.
So I'm introducing editing webinars.
These live online sessions will provide a platform for me to teach and engage with writers, and I could not be more excited. The first scheduled webinar is a three-part course that will cover fundamental editing concepts. The second is a two-hour line editing workshop.
The rule that has carried me into and through my career is that I make decisions based on what I'm passionate about. I majored in creative writing and English because I love writing and literature—even though I had no idea what I would do with my degree. I started my editing business because I'm passionate about helping writers develop their manuscripts—even though I wasn't sure I could actually make a living at it.
I'm offering these webinars because I am passionate about helping writers improve their craft. I understand that not everyone can afford to pay $2,000–3,000 for professional editing, so I wanted to offer a way for writers to get the knowledge they might during the professional editing process with less of a financial barrier.
These webinars will benefit:
Each webinar page has more information about expected prerequisite skills and the layout of the course, along with how you can get the most out of the sessions.
Learn more about the Editing 101 Series.
Learn more about the Advance Line Editing Workshop.
In addition to introducing webinars, I am taking on more speaking engagements, and I would love to meet you all in person! I'll announce dates and locations as they're confirmed, so keep an eye out.
The image at the top of this post says "follow your passions." That's what I've always done and what I'll continue to do. I've always loved writing and editing, but it's come to my attention that I also love teaching. I've explored that passion a bit on my YouTube channel, but that's not nearly as interactive as I'd like.
I believe these webinars are going to allow me to follow my passion for teaching writers and contributing to the literary community. You can learn more and register on the Editing 101 and Line Editing webinar pages. And if you have any questions, you can email me or use the contact forms on those pages.