Writing workshop planned

By Randy Johnston

Special to the Star

CADILLAC – Calling all writers and aspiring writers.

You are invited to learn the answers to many of your manuscript editing questions at a workshop sponsored by Write to Publish, a group of writers from Cadillac, Tustin, Marion, Lake County and other area communities.

Join us Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Cadillac Wexford Public Library conference room from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is not required; there is no admission charge.

The featured speaker is professional editor and writer Heather Shaw from Traverse City.

In her presentation, “Manuscript Editing for Today’s Writer,” Shaw will address three levels of editing – developmental, line and copy editing.

She will explain the importance, in today’s publishing climate, of submitting a polished, edited manuscript. The priority for editors is to bring books to the marketplace with a minimum of delay. Their goal is to find and sell books, not nurture talent through a lengthy in-house editing process. Learn why this reality is particularly true for fiction writers.

Shaw has extensive professional experience as an editor, including research and editing for two New York Times best sellers by Doug Stanton. She has also served as editor-in-chief of ForeWord and Spirituality and Health magazine.

Also on the program is Randy Johnston from Marion who will speak on editing guidelines for newspaper articles and press releases.

The Cadillac Wexford Public Library is at 411 S. Lake St., Cadillac. For more information call Write to Publish member Becky Herring at (231) 775-2425.