Congratulations—you’ve finished the story you’ve dreamed of telling! Only a fraction of writers get this far—but it’s just the first step. Editing is where authors get to hone the shape roughed out of the marble into a work of art.
But when you’re standing at the foot of Revision Mountain, it’s hard to know where to start.
Join our expert panel of experienced editors and authors with decades of combined industry experience as they offer practical, actionable tips and suggestions to help you demystify the editing process, create a solid game plan for approaching your revisions, and answer questions about your thorniest editing issues.
This rare online editorial summit on December 6 is FREE and open to all authors—details below. Signing up holds your spot—and also enters you in the drawing for our editing jump-start prize pack, featuring panelists’ bestselling craft books to help guide you in the revision process, and personalized feedback and one-on-one consultations.
Meanwhile, happy writing, and we hope to see you December 6!
- What: An expert online panel featuring five top industry pros to kick-start your revisions, plus live Q&A and giveaway
- When: Sunday, Dec 6, from 2-3:30pm EST (1-2:30CST, 11-1:30PST, and 7-8:30pm in the UK).
- Sacha Black, editor, author, and host of the Rebel Author Podcast
- Kathryn Craft, editor, educator, and award-winning author
- Tiffany Yates Martin, editor, author, and founder of FoxPrint Editorial
- Faith Black Ross, senior editor for Crooked Lane Books
- Kris Spisak, editor, author, podcaster, founder of Grammartopia
Sacha Black is a competition-winning and bestselling author, rebel podcaster, professional speaker, and a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) team. Her writing craft books 13 Steps to Evil, 10 Steps to Hero, and The Anatomy of Prose are all bestselling books for writers. Sacha runs two podcasts: the Rebel Author Podcast and Next Level Authors, as well as hosting the monthly fiction and nonfiction podcast for ALLi. Sacha spent many years developmental editing, but now focuses on sharing her knowledge through writing more craft books, creating writing courses, and consulting on all aspects of writing, marketing, and the publishing journey as an indie author. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her wife and son.
is the award-winning author of two novels, The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy, as well as chapters in Author in Progress and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing from Writers Digest Books. Kathryn has been a freelance developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com for 14 years. She leads writing workshops and retreats, mentors novelists through her Your Novel Year program, teaches for Drexel University’s MFA program, and is a regular contributor to top writing blog WriterUnboxed. She is a member of the award-winning marketing cooperative of women authors, Tall Poppy Writers. www.kathryncraft.com
has spent nearly thirty years as an editor in the publishing industry, working with major publishers and NYTimes, WaPo, WSJ, and USA Today bestselling, award-winning authors as well as indie and newer writers, and is the founder of FoxPrint Editorial and author of the Amazon bestseller Intuitive Editing: A Creative and Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing. She’s led workshops and seminars for conferences and writers’ groups across the country and is a frequent contributor to writers’ sites and publications. Under the pen name Phoebe Fox, she’s the author of the Breakup Doctor series and her most recent release, A Little Bit of Grace (August 11, Berkley). Visit her at www.foxprinteditorial.com or www.phoebefoxauthor.com.
began her publishing career at Cambridge University Press, after receiving her BA from Williams College, her MA from Rutgers University and studying at Oxford University. From Cambridge she moved to Avalon Books, where she became head of the editorial department overseeing a mix of mysteries, romances, and historical fiction. Faith then joined the editorial department of the Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Random House publishing mysteries and historical fiction and working with bestselling and award-winning authors including Agatha Award winners and Edgar nominees. Faith then worked as an acquiring editor for Severn House in the UK before joining Crooked Lane in 2016.
wrote her first book, Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017), with a goal of helping writers of all kinds sharpen their craft and empower their communications. Her “Words You Should Know” podcast and “Grammartopia” events follow the same mission, as does her second book, The Novel Editing Workbook: 105 Tricks and Tips for Revising Your Fiction Manuscript (Davro Press, 2020). Her third book, The Family Story Workbook: 105 Prompts & Pointers for Writing Your History (Davro Press, 2020) is dedicated to personal storytelling. A former college writing instructor, having taught at institutions including the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, Kris is now an active speaker, workshop leader, and fiction editor. She is the board chair of James River Writers and is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Virginia Writers Club, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.