This workshop is part of our DIGGING DEEPER series.
KEY REVISION TOOLS AND APPROACHES
Revising a manuscript can be daunting! So many different aspects may need work. How do you figure out what’s wrong? Where do you start? To get you going, Harold Underdown will give you an overview of the revision process from “big picture” to final polishing, with recommended tools to use at different stages. These will include the “revision grid,” “Essential Questions,” hunting for problem words, and ways to”read differently.”
Carefully selected from Kid’s Book Revisions workshops and retreats, the tools presented will be supported with handouts and links to instructional videos and additional resources. You’ll learn not only how to get started, but where to turn for additional tools and tips.
PRESENTER — HAROLD UNDERDOWN
is an independent editor and publishing consultant: he does critiques, helps to develop manuscripts, does strategic consulting, and provides other services for individuals and publishers.
Harold enjoys teaching, and in that role wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Children’s Book Publishing, now in its third edition. He founded and runs “The Purple Crayon,” a respected website with information about the children’s publishing world at www.underdown.org. He speaks and gives workshops through the Highlights Foundation, SCBWI’s national and regional conferences, and Kid’s Book Revisions (offering online and on-site tutorials, webinars, retreats, and workshops in partnership with Eileen Robinson: www.kidsbookrevisions.com).
As an in-house editor, Harold worked at Macmillan, Orchard, and Charlesbridge, and has experience in trade and educational publishing.
Cost for members: $15.
Registration deadline: October 8, midnight.
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