CHINDI, the Chichester based network of independent authors, continues their series of workshops for anyone interested in self-publishing, at The Novium in Chichester, West Sussex, on Saturday 30th May from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
After she provided a successful talk on self-publishing at CHINDI’s independent book fair in March last year, the expert-led tutorial on editing and proofreading on 30th May will be given by our very own Katy Lassetter of Chichester Copywriter.
Talking about the upcoming editing and proofreading workshop, Katy says: “A book is by no means written and ready for public consumption as soon as it is down on paper. There are so many things that writers can miss in their own work; a fresh pair of eyes is invaluable to progressing and strengthening a book.”
In an interactive session, including a case study of self-published authors Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper of Once Upon a Touch… Story Massage for Children who have just signed a traditional publishing deal, Katy will discuss the importance of a solid editing and proofreading process to a successful book.
“Having friends and family give your manuscript a read-through in the first instance is useful but finding an experienced editor and/or proofreader, who not only understands your genre and your readers but also has a keen eye for detail, is essential,” says Mary Atkinson.
Katy, who has edited and proofread both fiction and non-fiction books, will reveal tools for self-publishing authors who wish to edit their own work and provide top tips to those looking to find the most suitable professional proofreader.
For more information on this, and other CHINDI events, please visit the CHINDI website. You can book tickets for Katy’s editing and proofreading workshop here or directly with The Novium by calling: 01243 775888.