Story Tailors: The Craft Of Copyediting Fiction

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Northwest Independent Editors Guild says
Imagine yourself staring down a piece of creative writing with a quiver full of style guides. How do you decide when to bend the rules, when to query, when to revise, and when to leave well enough alone? You need a keen eye, an abundance of empathy, and plenty of patience.

Then again, you also get paid to read novels. Not a bad deal, right?

To explore the how, when, and why of copyediting fiction, join us for this half-day workshop with veteran editor and journalist Mia Lipman. Together, you’ll cover the fine points of nonfiction vs. fiction editing, fact-checking vs. creative license, narrative arc, character tracking, cultural sensitivity, author engagement, and more. Conversation will be encouraged! Please bring questions and your favorite red pen.

Instructor: Mia Lipman has been editing fiction and nonfiction since 1999, and her own writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco, ParentMap, Seattle Weekly, and beyond. She also cofounded Canteen literary magazine and hosts the Seattle reading and music series Lit Fix. Learn more about her at
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By: Northwest Independent Editors Guild

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