Creative Writing Writing 101 2021-02-11 00:00

Your Editing Journey: From First Draft to Published Author

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March 11: Your Editing Journey: From First Draft to Published Author

Once you’ve the first draft of your novel, it’s time to edit. But what type of editing do you need? On March 11th, we are bringing together four experts from all stages of your editing journey to help you navigate your way from first draft to published author.

1) Story Editing: Kristina Stanley from Fictionary will discuss how to evaluate the big picture with an effective story edit.

2) Copy Editing: Lisa Lepki from ProWritingAid will share tips and techniques to polish your prose with copy editing.

3) Professional Editing: JoEllen Nordström from First Editing will be talking about how to approach and get the most out of your professional editor.

4) Self-Publishing: Tara Cremin from Kobo Writing Life will help you understand the process of self-publishing your work from formats to front covers.

Ready to get started? Bring your questions and get ready to learn.


Kristina Stanley, CEO of Fictionary

Combining her degree in computer mathematics with her success as a bestselling, award-winning author and fiction editor, Kristina Stanley is the creator and CEO of Fictionary - creative editing software for fiction writers and editors. Her novels include the Stone Mountain mystery series and Look the Other Way.

Lisa Lepki, CMO at ProWritingAid

Lisa is a massive book nerd. She is obsessed with words—both reading them and writing them—and believes that everyone has a story to tell. As Head of Marketing, she has been building the ProWritingAid community since the company began back in 2015.

JoEllen Nordström, Founder of First Editing

JoEllen Nordström passionately combines online editing tools, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and writing software with vetted, professional editing services to create your publishing success. As the founder of FirstEditing, JoEllen's editors have assisted over 50,000 writers and boast 400+ published authors. They are the world's first-certified Story Coach Editor company. Learn more about self-editing on her Publishing Power podcast. Besides writing, JoEllen is a digital nomad, yogi, and mamma of six!

Tara Cremin, Head of Author Experience at Kobo Writing Life

Tara is responsible for the overall author experience on Kobo Writing Life. As a subject matter expert on all aspects of indie publishing, her aim is to make KWL the greatest and most user-friendly self-publishing platform available. Combining technical expertise with an in-depth knowledge of the self-publishing community, she loves talking to authors and using direct feedback to make improvements that benefit the whole user base.

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