Pre-Conference Workshop C – Self-Edit Like a Pro (requires sep. registration)

hippocamp 2015 editing workshop in action

Self-edit like a pro!  Most editors and agents see common, time-consuming but fixable issues in most manuscripts they receive. When a writer can identify these elements, their work will be cleaner, more readable, and more likely to receive an acceptance from an agent or publisher. By working technically, the ‘darlings’ aren’t so hard to kill. By being mindful of writing habits and actively choosing techniques that serve the work, you can teach yourself to write better–for free.

Bring 3-5 pages of a work-in-progress on a flash drive *and* printed out, and your bravery. We’ll do some in-class editing with each other, and Allison will also do live sample-edits for some courageous volunteers.

(All pre- and post-conference workshops are optional add-ons to regular conference registration; limited space available. $49.)


Getting to know a small group of people before the general conference started was invaluable for me. The shared experience of the smaller workshop gave me a few people that I recognized and could chat with throughout the conference.
HippoCamp ’15 Workshop Attendee
From anonymous post-conference survey

Location: Salon B Date: August 12, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm allison-williams Allison Williams