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Series continues with “Craft Compelling Copy” on Feb. 15

Two talks in, we are thrilled to see that our attendees are doing the homework and assembling smart and focused book proposals that will soon be ready to send out into the world of publishing. The room is chock-a-block with enthusiasm, savvy, and creativity; we are truly inspired by the abundance of great, viable ideas these folks bring to the table. And we expect to continue to be impressed next week, when we get into the meaty, juicy part of the proposal, such as the sample text.

On Feb. 15, we’ll be discussing how to “Craft Compelling Copy.” Learn to focus your proposal with a great title and introduction, and reel in editors and agents with compelling text. This talk will help you to pique interest with a strong opening pitch, and to knock it out of the park with a complete, detailed outline and on-point sample text. Single tickets are still available here, so join us and move your project closer to publication.


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Hear us at Editors Guild conference!

Ever wonder how to get your book proposal off the ground? Interested in a career writing and editing video and board games? Can’t figure out how to market and brand yourself? Well, the Northwest Independent Editors Guild is sponsoring the Red Pencil in the Woods conference on September 24 to address all these questions and more. The lineup of speakers is fantastic and the daylong event kicks off with a keynote from Carol Fisher Saller, who headed up the copyediting team of the new edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. If talk of the CMS and sharp red pencils makes you a bit giddy, this is the event for you. Held at Bastyr University in Kenmore, the festivities get under way at 8:30am.

Find out more at the Editors Guild site.


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