In this talk, freelance editor and Writer’s Digest writer and editor and former Editor-in-Chief, Ericka McIntyre will explain to authors what the different types of editing are, when and why you need each for your work, and how to find quality editors. She’ll also talk about the types of editing you can potentially do yourself and those that you should always seek professional help with. Self-publishers will get insights on why professional editing is critical to their success, and how to work it into their process. Writers who plan to seek an agent for their work will also benefit from editing before querying their work. (NOTE: Be sure your topic is slanted towards how you can help writers improve their writing or business.)
Ericka McIntyre is a freelance editor and book coach. She has over twenty years of experience working in media and publishing, for a wide array of employers and clients. She is also currently writer and editor and former Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest, a 101-year-old brand serving the writing community. In her current work, she focuses on editing and book coaching for independent authors and those who plan to publish traditionally. She works on fiction and nonfiction, across multiple genres. She development edits, copyedits, and proofreads.