A few months ago, out of the blue, an old acquaintance messaged me about a book she was writing and if I would edit it before she outs it up for sale. I worked on it and it was a great read. Somehow, that one opportunity has opened the doors to many more such book editing projects. Just as I submitted the final edits to that friend, another old friend of mine also messaged asking about her book and if I would edit. Sure enough, I agreed, and that book, on technical writing, is now available on Amazon for sale! How very cool is that! I am so proud of my friend and her book, it is a great read, even if you don't work in technical writing. It does address all aspects of the trade and the easy writing style helps. Check it out here. And if you do buy her book, please leave her a review.
If you are a writer focused on the arts, then this grant program might be just the thing you were looking for. Provided by the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation and deadline is May 15th so hurry up!
I am a Copy Editor. I like to do it. And I am good at it. Ask anyone I have worked with. I wouldn't be doing it if I did not enjoy it or was no good at it, would I? But this article says it better than ever - the need for copy editors, and much as we are an invisible species, we are much needed. Read it, and share your thoughts on this post if you will. Cheers!
Looks like this is my year to write a book. I have been ideating a while and toying with this whole book writing thing. It seems pretty overwhelming thinking about it but it does feel like something I really want to pursue this year. I mean, what do I have to lose really? So I have begun with a somewhat wide framework to begin with. I've got some ideas down and disconnected paragraphs but right now all I am trying to do is put words on documents and not consider flow and logic and such rational things...saving them for later. I have also heard setting aside a time for it helps but given my other professional commitments right now, I am able tow rite only when I can. Sometimes on weekends or a few moments stolen between assignments. It isn't anywhere close to where it should be but I think it is getting there. Slowly, but surely. If you have tips to share, let me know. I can use all the help I can get!
Two organizations where writers can connect with their colleagues in Atlanta are the Atlanta Press Club and the Magazine Association of the Southeast. Luckily, they are both having mixers in February and you can join me there with my friends. Here are the links to RSVP:
Atlanta Press Club mixer
Magazine Association of the Southeast mixer
See ya there!
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