You’re invited: free editing and publishing webinar

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Ever asked yourself  any of these questions?

  • What exactly does a professional book editor do?
  • How does development editing differ from copy-editing, for instance?
  • What’s really involved when a publisher accepts your manuscript?
  • How can you increase the chances of that happening?
  • When (if ever) should you self-publish?

Join All About Writing and publishing professional, editor and writer Helen Moffett for a free writing webinar, The Ins and Outs of Editing and Publishing.

Wednesday 20 March 2024
16:00 to 17:00 UK time
18:00 to 19:00 South Africa Time

A recording will be sent out to everyone who registers

Sign up now

Helen will discuss:

  • What professional and experienced editors believe authors should know about being edited and published
  • Secrets/tips to editing your own work from a publishing professional’s perspective
  • How to prepare your MS for submission to an agent and/or publisher
  • Who’s who in the zoo: working with an editor and production team
  • When to consider self-publishing
  • And more – send us your questions in advance

Register now to get behind the scenes of working with an editor when publishing!

About Helen Moffett:

She wears many hats (as an author, editor, academic, activist and environmentalist), but of all them, editing is her favourite: “I have the best job in the world.”

Starting out as OUPSA’s academic editor in 1994, she’s had the opportunity to work with brilliant manuscripts and exciting projects around the world, with a focus on the African continent’s brightest literary and academic writers. Some of these include Lauren Beukes, Zakes Mda, Ivan Vladislavić, Sarah Lotz, Diane Awerbuck, Gabeba Baderoon, Ade Adebajo, Nadia Davids, Jacqui L’Ange, Nechama Brodie, Fiona Snyckers, Petina Gappah, Elinor Sisulu, Jamala Safari, Nick Mulgrew, Liesl Jobson, Adam Habib, Amina Mama, Barbara Boswell, Joanne Joseph, Bongani Kona, Sindiwe Magona, Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, and many more.

She’s also the Mentoring Editor for the Short Story Day Africa project, and an author and editor for the open-access children’s literature NPO Book Dash.

She’s been on the other side of the desk as an author as well: her publications range from academic works to university textbooks to poetry collections, along with commercial fiction, notably the A Girl Walks In choose-your-own-erotic-adventure trilogy (co-written with Sarah Lotz and Paige Nick under the nom de plume Helena S. Paige).These have been translated into twenty-one languages, including Catalan and traditional Mandarin. Her debut novel, Charlotte, a Pride and Prejudice sequel, was published by Bonnier UK in 2020, and she is currently (trying to) complete the follow-up.

Check out Helen’s books here and her very useful FAQs here.



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