October 17 Speakers: Plenty of Editorial Experience

Kyra Freestar isn’t afraid to get her feet wet when it comes to a new book or editing project.

The speakers for our October 17 meeting, Editing For The Digital Age, have a wealth of real world experience working for publishers of all sizes.  Bring your questions and be ready to learn more about how editors can help you receive better reviews and better sales for your books. This Book Publishers Northwest meeting takes place Oct. 17, 4 pm to 6 pm, at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N Room 223, in Seattle, Washington. Anyone interested in the business side of publishing is welcome to attend.

Waverly Fitzgerald is a writer, teacher, editor, and publisher. She coaches non-fiction writers through their books and proposals, and guides them through the submission and publication processes. Her clients have been published by major publishers, niche publishers, academic presses, and self published. She’s the author of three historical romances (published by Doubleday), three humorous mysteries (published by Kensington), a family history, and a book called Slow Time (self-published). A member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild since 2002, she is currently serving on the board of directors. Visit her online at http://www.waverlyfitzgerald.com/.

Kyra Freestar helps turn manuscripts into books, copyediting fiction and nonfiction for small, micro-, and nanopublishers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She particularly enjoys speculative fiction and memoir, and aims to be an active partner in publication and to help create a smooth transition from final draft to design for both print and electronic books. She also is partner in a business that provides extra editorial assistance and publication consulting to nonprofit and educational organizations. Kyra has been part of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild since 2005 and currently serves on its board of directors. Visit her online at http://www.bridgecreekediting.com/

Beth Jusino is a freelance developmental editor for fiction and commercial nonfiction, as well as the Director of Book and Author Marketing for The Editorial Department, where she guides small presses, traditionally publishing, and self-publishing authors through the maze of marketing opportunities and pitfalls. She’s the author of two short e-books on publishing: Market While You Write and Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal. Beth is also the Speakers Bureau Coordinator for the Northwest Independent Editors Guild and teaches a quarterly “Guide to Getting Published” seminar through the University of Washington’s Experimental College. Visit her online at http://www.bethjusino.com.