DATE: Saturday, April 11th, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Place, 1851 SE 10th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
COST: $50 per person/member, $60 non-member; includes lunch
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to 595 E. (Exit 24). Go east on 595 till US1 North. Take US1 to SE 17th Street Causeway and turn right towards the beach. Then take the second right onto SE 10th Avenue. Location is one block in on your right. (Behind the Outback Steakhouse.)
PARKING: Open parking - free of charge.
PROGRAM: “Before You Hit Send”
The workshop is designed to help writers polish and self-edit their manuscript before sending their work to agents and editors. This unique workshop will cover everything from handy tips on punctuation and grammar to more advanced topics such as pacing, passive voice, and show versus tell.
No matter at what stage of your writing career you find yourself in, you will be surprised by what you can still learn with Angela James. She will share with us some of the things she has learned working as an editor for hundreds of authors. This is a great opportunity for any writer to dust off their editing skills while getting to know the most common pitfalls in publishing.”
PRESENTER’S BIO: Angela James
Angela James, Editorial Director of Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first fiction imprint, is both an avid reader of digital books and a veteran of and advocate for the digital publishing industry. She has enjoyed over a decade of experience in her field, including successfully launching, building and serving as editorial lead for two digital-first presses, Samhain Publishing and, since 2009, Harlequin’s Carina Press.
She has edited bestselling authors such as Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lilith Saintcrow, Shelly Laurenston and more. She was profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in the romance publishing industry and is the creator of the popular self-editing online workshop for authors, Before You Hit Send. In 2013, Angela was named New York Romance Writers of America’s Golden Apple Editor of the Year.
You can find Angela on Twitter at @angelajames.