I’m organizing three events for writers this summer in Stratford Ontario, and the first one is just over a week away. The first Writers Making Connections event focuses on the editorial process. We have a freelance editor, Laura Shin, speaking to us first about what an editor can do for your book, then a panel of published authors talking about their respective editorial process. Registration includes both lunch and a snack on the break.
Here’s a bit about our guest speaker, Laura Shin:
Laura Shin is an editor who specializes in commercial fiction. After graduating from Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Program and having interned at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, she began her career at Harlequin, working as an Assistant Editor. By the time she left the company in 2007, she had worked on almost every line and imprint published out of the company’s Toronto office (short, long, traditional, contemporary, historical, sweet, sexy, women’s fiction, and the mystery imprint) and was the Senior Editor of the Superromance line. From there she joined Penguin Canada as the first Commercial Fiction Editor the company had ever had, acquiring and editing books from all genres. Close to twenty of the books she edited have been nominated for the prestigious RITA award, and many others have been nominated or won regional awards. She was also the editor of the RITA-award winning book in the long contemporary category in 2008. Freelancing became the best option for her when she decided to return to school to pursue a lifelong ambition to work in complementary and alternative healthcare. When not working with authors to create and hone wonderful stories, she has a thriving acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice in the Annex area of Toronto.
If you plan to attend, please register in advance so we can finalize the food!
Saturday, June 27
12 – 5PM
Location: the Community Room at Zehr’s, 865 Ontario St, Stratford ON, N5A 7Y2
Cost: $35 + HST paid in advance
Focus on Editing and the Editorial Process
12:00-1:00 – buffet lunch, with tea, coffee and water
1:00 – 2:30 – What An Editor Can Do for You and Your Books
Laura Shin, freelance editor (Laura has extensive editorial experience at Harlequin and Penguin Canada.)
2:30 – 3:00 – sweets and fruit with tea and coffee
3:00 – 4:30 – Comparing Editorial Processes: Kate Bridges, Maureen McGowan, Suzanna Medeiros and Juliana Stone.
Authors share their editorial processes, followed by Q&A from attendees.
Like and follow the Facebook Group for Writers Making Connections to keep up to date on this and future events.