DATE: Saturday, August 8, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Place, 1851 SE 10th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
COST: $20 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast
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: “How to Work with Your Editor”
Learning how to work with an editor is one of the most important skills you need to develop as an author. Whether you’re traditionally pubbed, with a small press, or you’re an indie author, it is essential that you learn to cultivate and grow this vital relationship.
How do you deal with an editor of a publishing house who is asking for too much change? How do you communicate your vision? What if you can’t work with that editor anymore? If you’re an indie author, you must understand the different kinds of editors you’ll need and what each does. And how do you find them? What happens if the editor sends back changes that make no sense? How do you learn to check your ego at the door and accept critique? And where is the line between critique and cruel?
Join us as JoSelle Vanderhooft, former Ellora’s Cave and now freelance editor, shares how you can develop a good editor relationship that will help your career flourish.
BIOGRAPHY: JoSelle Vanderhooft
JoSelle Vanderhooft has been editing fiction across several genres since 2004. Her anthologies of lesbian science fiction and fantasy stories–all with romantic elements–have been finalists for several awards including the Gaylactic Spectrum Award and the Lambda Literary Award. As a poet and novelist, she has also been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in poetry and the Rainbow Readers Award for her first novel, Ebenezer. She lives in South Florida with her partner and the world’s best cat.