Editorial Services from PIPW
Many of the writers who attended the "Importance of Editing and Editors" session at the Ventura County Writers' Weekend wanted more information about how to find an editor they can trust. The 45 people who attended want an idea of how to work with an editor, how to judge the best editor for their work, and how to filter out who’s not. The thought of handing over $2000 and up alarmed many.
The board of the Pacific Institute for Professional Writing discussed the question of editors, then decided to offer a service to writers wishing to submit their first 50 pages and receive a review by one of two PIPW board members with years of experience as executive editors at major publishing houses.
The two experienced editors participating are:
• Shelly Lowenkopf, PIPW co-founder, former executive editor for several west coast publishing houses and teacher of the master’s writing program at USC for 30 years. As an editor, Shelly has seen over 700 books to publication and has authored 35 books.
• Literary agent Toni Lopopolo, former executive editor at Macmillan and St. Martin’s Press. Toni taught writing at Temple University in Philadelphia and holds her popular Tea With Toni fiction and memoir classes in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Click to learn more about both editors.
PIPW offers to all VC Writers’ Weekend conference attendees:
1. Submit up to the first 50 pages of your double-spaced manuscript, plus a short synopsis and list of characters.
2. Either Shelly or Toni will review the manuscript, redline edit for concept, content, style, and minor copy-editing. PIPW will assign the editor who will review your writing.
3. After reading and editing, the editor will confer with the writer for a one-hour session, to discuss the manuscript and what the writer needs to do. The editor will meet with you in person or by phone after returning your redlined pages.
4. Cost for this work is $395.
To sign up and participate, click here.