I teach several publishing-related classes and workshops in and around Portland, Oregon. Most of these are open to the public. I also participate in several writing events throughout the year. Below is information about my upcoming classes and events. If you are interested in having me lead a class or workshop for your organization, I’m happy to consider your request.
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
November 27: Being Your Own Publisher
I will be offering an overview of the self-publishing process as part of Indigo Editing & Publications’ monthly classes.
Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m
Location: Indigo Editing & Publications, Portland, OR
About: the class The publishing industry is changing, and authors are taking note. Print on demand technology, e-books, and the rise of online bookstores have made self-publishing an alluring process to many. But is it right for you? This class offers authors insight into the risks and rewards of self-publishing. It is specifically designed to give authors a clear picture of what the process involves. It will answer the following questions, plus several more:
- What are the costs of self-publishing?
- How do I know I’m not getting scammed?
- How do I choose the best approach for my book?
- How much work is really involved?
- What can I do to make sure my published book is of high quality?
For more information visit www.indigoediting.com/classes.
ONGOING ACADEMIC CLASSES
I offer three academic classes as part of the publishing program at Portland State University:
- Book Editing (this class offers a overview of the entire book editing process)
- Copyediting (this class focuses on line-level editing, as opposed to broad, content editing)
- Grammar for Publishers and Writers (a combination grammar and writing class that culminates in a classroom publishing project)
These classes are open only to qualified student at Portland State University; however, some of the course material can be adapted for workshops and non-academic classes.
PAST CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
- The Three Stages of Editing
- The Gray Areas of Grammar
- Writing on the Job
- Publishing Without Paper