Overview: Often the difference between an amateur book and a professional book is in the details. When it comes to publishing those details are editing and formatting. In this Editing and Formatting panel discussion, we will talk about the different types of editing and formatting and how to use them to product a professional published book.
Goals: The purpose of this panel is to discuss and explore editing and formatting for Indie authors. As an indie author the editing and formatting are up to you. This panel discussion will offer options, resources and advice from professionals.
Discuss different types of editing
Building your publishing team (Do you need an editor or formatter)
Where in the process do they fit?
Summary: Stacy Juba, Deb Ewing, Tamara Cribley are professionals working in the publishing industry. They work with writers and authors of all types to help them produce a professional published book. In this panel, they will share their knowledge and experience.
Tamara Cribley is a self-professed formatting junkie who believes beautiful books don’t happen by chance. Having worked as a Commercial Photographer, Graphic Artist, and Art Director, Tamara’s unique skills enable her to put together classy and professional books that keep the reader focused on the story. She resides in Colorado where she gives back to her community being an active Search and Rescue volunteer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, and exploring with the dog.
Shortcuts for Writers Stacy Juba published her first novel at age eighteen, and over the years has written sweet and sassy chick lit novels, mysteries about determined women sleuths, and entertaining books for young adults and children. She has had novels ranked as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also a freelance developmental editor, online writing instructor, and an award-winning journalist who has published more than 3,000 articles in newspapers and magazines. She is the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, and her goal is to take the writing and editing tips she learned in the trenches and simplify them for her clients and students. Her signature course, Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable, empowers fiction writers to think like an editor so they can save time and money. She also runs the Shortcuts for Writers: Editing Made Simple group on Facebook. Visit her website to sign up for her free course Line Editing Made Simple – 5 Days to More Polished Pages.