Orlando Editing Seminar

I’ll be teaching my Systematic Editing class again in Orlando June 16.
(If you attended the Tampa seminar, this is the same one.)

A Method for Revising Your Book Like a Pro

Orlando: June 16, 2018, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1655 Peel Ave., Orlando 32806
Cost: $45, includes lunch


The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration, coffee, and Second Breakfast. Teaching starts at 9 a.m. We’ll break at noon for lunch, which is included. I’ll wrap up the teaching by 4 p.m., after which we can have Q&A time and socialize.


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Writers know that great writing requires rewriting, editing, and polishing a manuscript to perfection. But writing and editing are two different skills, and writers are seldom taught how to edit. So writers edit by reading books over and over, fixing mistakes as we see them until there are no more mistakes to find. But it is possible—and very common—to get stuck in an infinite loop of revision, because one never knows when one is finished. I struggled with this as a writer, but when I trained to be an editor, I learned a systematic method of editing that allows editors to work through a manuscript efficiently and with sure knowledge about when the job is done.

Attendees will receive an advance copy of my upcoming editing book, which is based on the Edit Like a Pro: Elements of Fiction series. (If supplies run out, copies may have to be delivered after the event.)

For more details and to register, visit the Central Florida ACFW website.

This class is hosted by the Central Florida chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers, but people of all faith backgrounds or lack thereof are welcome.

About Kristen Stieffel

Kristen Stieffel is a writer and freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction. She's a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Christian Editor Connection, and American Christian Fiction Writers.

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