Classes

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

Cost: $45

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.

For more information about the publishing program visit ooligan.pdx.edu/graduate-program.

PAST CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Below are names of classes and workshops I taught at previous conferences and events. If your organization is interested in any of these topics, I’m happy to either teach them again or rework them to fit your needs.
  • The Three Stages of Editing
  • The Gray Areas of Grammar
  • Writing on the Job
  • Publishing Without Paper

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