Self-Editing for Nonfiction Writers: How to Revise Your Way to Publication 

A well-written, organized, clean manuscript bears the mark of professionalism. To set your manuscript apart, eliminate distracting errors, or convince editors you’re an author worth working with again and again, you owe it to yourself to learn the tenets of self-editing. Moreover, self-editing reveals two key points in your book proposal: the mission statement and the primary audience. In this session, you’ll learn how to assess and revise your manuscript from both macro and micro levels, apply the two Big Cs of strong writing, gain tools and techniques to make the task more manageable, avoid common mistakes and missteps, and decide if and when to seek the assistance of a professional. Attend this session and you’ll also receive invaluable handouts of examples, interactive exercises, style sheets, checklists and more.