This is the condensed version of Angela's 3-week online self-editing workshop.
Topics cover everything from the basics of self-editing (punctuation, grammar, adverb/adjective use) to the more advanced topics of pacing, passive voice, overwriting and much, much more! 

Who Should Attend

  • Aspiring authors
  • Authors interested in polishing their craft
  • Self-publishing authors
  • Multi-published authors–you may be surprised by what you can learn!
  • Freelance editors and copy editors looking to enhance their CV.
  • Anyone interested in learning to edit and copy edit.

All-Day Master Class

Learn to self-edit and polish your manuscript in this all-day workshop.  Develop a checklist of techniques and processes for enhancing self-editing skills and polishing future manuscripts. Learn how to make the new knowledge a habit when writing future books

Basic and advanced techniques

  • Dialogue and dialogue tags 
  • Whether all forms of “to be” are really evil (the answer is no) 
  • What is overwriting? How can you avoid it? 
  • Basic and advanced punctuation 
  • Passive voice vs active voice 
  • Point of view 
  • Pacing, including an editing trick to help you “fix” pacing 
  • What we mean by show not tell. And how to do that! 
  • Different types of editing and stages of editing 
  • What to look for in an editorial relationship 
  • What to look for and questions to ask when hiring a freelance editor 
  • Formalizing and finalizing your manuscript before you hit send (or press publish)

About this Workshop

Registration Information

MORWA members (as of March 2018):  $85
Non-MORWA members:  $95

Time and Location

8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. - Workshop Check-in
9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Workshop with lunch break   

Drury Plaza Hotel
355 Chesterfield Center E.
Chesterfield, MO  63017
Telephone: (636) 532-3300  

Group number: 2337901
Please use this number for discount. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, September 24.

Includes Drury’s Fresh Start breakfast for overnight guests.