Writing Techniques to Save Time and Money in the Editing Process, December 10th Teleclass with Barbara McNichol

photo Barbara McNichol (glass)You’re invited to join us for a NAIWE Member Teleclass

Writing Techniques to Save Time and Money
in the Editing Process
Join NAIWE’s Editorial Expert
 Barbara McNichol hosted by Janice Campbell
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:00pm EDT
Member Link to call-in information and slide show download.
* Members please note the phone number for the conference call has changed.

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to hear from one of our NAIWE experts.
*Barbara also has a special PDF Giveaway offer for those joining the teleclass.

Writing Techniques to Save Time and Money in the Editing Process

How can you employ techniques editors use in everything you write—whether it’s for your book chapters, promo materials, or business emails?

Barbara McNichol shares key tricks of the editing trade that can save authors time and money in the editing phase. Specifically, you’ll learn to:

  • Whack Wordiness
  • Set Your Objectives
  • Pursue a Parallel Path
  • Punctuate and Proofread with Fresh Eyes
  • Match the Word to the Meaning

What do these mean? Well, they translate into writing techniques that editors take to heart when polishing an author’s work. When authors take them to heart, it strengthens the writing from the get-go and streamlines the editing process—a win-win!

Over the past 20 years, Barbara has provided expert editing of more than 300 nonfiction books in the categories of business, spirituality, self-help, how-to, health, relationships, and more. She is the creator of Word Trippers: Your Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Really Matters–a handy word choice guide to clarify your writing.

*Barbara is offering a *PDF giveaway of her 2nd Edition Word Trippers for those joining the teleclass.

Call-in Information for members and non-members
Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Bring your questions and concerns, and be ready to boost your career with your very own blog!

Members may enjoy listening to one of her previous classes,  7 Writing Problems that Editors Constantly “Fix” to Make Your Book Sale-able from Nov. 2011.

Contact – www.BarbaraMcNichol.com

Blog –  barbaramcnichol.com/blog/

Twitter – @bookeditor

 

 

 

How to Self Publish: October Teleclass with Peter Bowerman

Peter Bowerman, Writer, Self-Publisher, NAIWE Expert

Join us for a NAIWE Teleclass!
October 16, 2013, 3:00 p.m. EDT

Instructor: Peter Bowerman with
NAIWE Director Janice Campbell

Don’t miss this compelling one-hour member teleclass with Peter Bowerman, the Well-Fed Writer and Well-Fed Self-Publisher. He’ll be sharing his self-publishing expertise and talking a bit about what has changed since the first edition of The Well-Fed Self-Publisher was published. Peter is a commercial freelance writer who has published over 250 articles and editorials, leads seminars on writing and is a professional coach on both commercial freelancing business start-up and self-publishing.

New article on Peter’s blog:

 

Successful Self-Publishing Demystified
How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living

Landing a publisher is harder than ever. Even when you do, count on anemic royalty
rates, 18+ months to publication, giving up the rights, and still doing most of the
marketing yourself! Meanwhile, self-publishing has become more viable and potentially
lucrative than ever before.

Join Peter Bowerman, veteran commercial freelancer, popular speaker and successful
self-publisher of the multiple-award-winning Well-Fed Writer (www.wellfedwriter.com)
and Well-Fed Self-Publisher (www.wellfedsp.com) titles, as he shares proven strategies
for production, promotion, and enhanced profitability (thanks to multiple income streams
from spin-off businesses!) that have yielded 70,000+ copies of his books in print and a
full-time living since 2001.

The Well-Fed Self-Publisher by Peter BowermanA brand new, updated edition of The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living is now available. This eagerly anticipated how-to guide to making your book a commercial success – minus the big publisher or hefty marketing budget – chronicles Peter’s own successful self-publishing path, where he indeed created a full-time living for more than five years (and counting). For more details, visit: www.wellfedsp.com.

BIO:

Peter Bowerman, a veteran commercial writer, is the self-published author of the three
award-winning Well-Fed Writer titles (www.wellfedwriter.com), how-to “standards” on
lucrative “commercial” freelancing – writing for businesses for $50-125+ an hour. He
chronicled his self-publishing success in the award-winning 2007 release, The Well-Fed
Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living, and its newly released
2014 updated edition. www.wellfedsp.com.

He’s had 300+ articles published, speaks regularly on writing and publishing, and is a
professional coach for commercial freelancing and self-publishing ventures. Check out
his book titling service at www.titletailor.com.

Teleclass Details

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You will find it by logging in at the top of any page of the site, then going to the Member Area link (more menus will drop down from here), then to the Member Benefit and Discounts link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you are not a member and you would like to join in time for this teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so.

If you would like to register for this single teleclass only, you may do so for $27 by visiting the Teleclass page.

Develop Your Writer’s Portfolio: A Teleclass with Ruth Thaler-Carter

Ruth Thaler-Carter, NAIWE's "I can write anything" Expert

Learn how you can develop an effective online writing portfolio with NAIWE Expert Ruth Thaler-Carter.

Join us for a NAIWE Teleclass
May 1, 2013, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Instructor: Ruth E. Thaler-Carter joined by
NAIWE Director Janice Campbell

Developing an Effective Writing Portfolio

In the past, a freelance writer’s portfolio was a notebook or binder holding copies of published works, called clips (for “clippings,” as in articles clipped out of the newspaper or magazine where they were published) that writers toted along to in-person interviews. In today’s electronic age, freelance writers often need—or want—to present their work to prospective clients, agents, editors or publishers whom they cannot visit in person. Today’s portfolio has to be more flexible and beyond faxing or mailing a couple of  published articles.

This one-session class will look at ways to develop an effective, modern portfolio that creates opportunities to share your work, both published and in-progress. You’ll gain insight into what a portfolio should contain, as well a ideas for how to present it most effectively. You might even find yourself inspired to spend the afternoon adding things to the Portfolio page of your NAIWE member site!


Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

March Teleclass with Rochelle Melander-Writing Goals That Work

rochelle smallJoin Janice and Rochelle Melander for a
NAIWE teleclass,
March 20, 2013 at 3:30PM EST.

 

Writing Goals That Work

You’ll learn
+ A key step you must take before even setting a goal.
+ The elements of successful writing goals.
+ Tools specifically designed to help writers meet their goals.
+ Inspiring stories from famous writers.
+ Six ways to write at least fifteen minutes a day when you have NO time to write.

Rochelle Melander is an author, speaker, and certified professional coach. She is the author of ten books, including the National Novel Writing Month guide—Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It) Rochelle teaches professionals how to write good books fast, use writing to transform their lives, navigate the publishing world, and get published! For more tips and a complementary download of the first two chapters of Write-A-Thon, visit her online at www.writenowcoach.com

Rochelle Y. Melander
Author and Writing Coach
Editor, The Word in Season
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Author of the book,
(Writers Digest Books, October 2011)
A 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

rochelle@WriteNowCoach.com

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!
TAP! at NAB Show: Digital Publishing Workshop Monday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 10 | Las Vegas Convention Center

Join NAIWE at TAP2013!

Getting Started as a Freelance Writer with Ruth Thaler-Carter, NAIWE Expert

NAIWE’s Newest Expert: Ruth Thaler-Carter to be October Teleclass Speaker

Ruth Thaler-Carter, NAIWE's "I can write anything" Expert

NAIWE members, you’re invited to join us October 17 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for an informative and engaging hour with freelance writer Ruth Thaler-Carter.

She writes:

“You need more than writing skills and a computer to be a successful freelancer. You also need business sense, knowledge of the market, and a firm grasp of the tricks of the trade. I’ll share tips garnered from my 25-plus years of experience in this tough but highly rewarding arena, working from my booklet, Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer. The main focus will be on freelance writing, but I’ll also touch on freelance editing, proofreading and other editorial areas as time permits.”
[NOTE: The recording has been posted in the Members-Only area of the webite; you may access it by logging in with your member name and password.]

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Pixels to Profit – Cashing In On the eBook Explosion! Teleclass with Brian Schwartz


NAIWE members, you’re invited to
join us for a member teleclass-
3:30 pm EDT on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 with NAIWE’s Kindle Expert, Brian Schwartz.

Pixels to Profit – Cashing In On the eBook Explosion!

You’ll Learn…

  • Market Research
  • Create Compelling Content & Publish
  • Optimize and Increase Visibility
  • Wider Distribution and Syndication
  • Building a Marketing Machine
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Advanced Topics

Bio:
Authorpreneur Brian Schwartz is the creator of the award winning 50 Interviews series and has published 20 titles in the last 2 years. Driven out of a need to provide his authors access to the digital book market, he launched KindleExpert.com in 2010 to provide digital conversion and sales optimization services for other authors and publishers. His title of ‘Authorpreneur’ encompasses the roles he fills as CEO, author, speaker, trainer, publisher, and consultant. He’s currently the President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association – a 20 year old association, and the first of its kind dedicated to self-publishers. He’s been featured on NBC & CBS, in the Denver Business Journal, and is the author of a monthly column for the Northern Colorado Business Report highlighting innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Colorado.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

How to Get the Most Out of Your Blog Posts: An Infographic

Blogging can help build your career by bringing readers to your website and letting them know what you do. Whether you are a freelance writer, copyeditor, or author (published or unpublished), a blog can help potential clients or readers sample your writing style, subject matter, and expertise. It’s one of the simplest and most effective ways to market your work.

Here is an infographic that describes 12 simple, free things you can do after you write a blog post. For more ideas on why and how to do this, visit the member area and listen to the April teleclass with PR Expert, Diana Ennen.

Your Blog Post Promotion Checklist from DivvyHQ.com

How to get the most promotional mileage out of your posts on your NAIWE member blog.

7 Writing Problems You Can Fix: Member Teleclass with Barbara McNichol

Barbara McNichol- Editorial Expert for the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)How’s your manuscript? Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) or have you been working on your book for many months? If you’re serious about the book you’re writing, you know that your rough draft will need more work when you’re finished.

To complement this month’s celebration of NaNoWriMo, we’ve invited NAIWE Editorial Expert Barbara McNichol to speak on 7 Writing Problems that Editors Constantly “Fix” to Make Your Book Sale-able. Barbara will discuss editing techniques—for both fiction and nonfiction writing—that will give you ways to immediately improve your prose. Even when you step up your productivity with the NaNoWriMo schedule, you can have an eye on quality as you go.

Barbara is a freelance editor who works with authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs to add power to their pen through the written word. She am author of Word Trippers: The Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Really Matters – a reference guide for writers everywhere in searchable Kindle format. Word Trippers by Barbara McNichol

This members-only teleclass will be held on Thursday, 11/17/11 at 03:30 PM EST. **UPDATED DATE**

Members will find the call-in information in the Members-Only section of the NAIWE website. Just log in at the top of any page of the site and go to the Library. Click on “Expert Teleclasses,” and you’ll find the information you need.

Remember, our expert teleclasses are always free for membersNon-members will find additional information about the teleclasses on the Member Teleclass page.

You may visit Barbara at her member website, barbaramcnichol.naiwe.com, or at Barbara McNichol Editorial.

10 Steps to Tech-Savvy with NAIWE and Knowledgewebb

Knowledgewebb is a NAIWE Benefit PartnerWhether you’re a writer, entrepreneur, academic, or top-level editor, you need digital skills in order to succeed.

This webinar will outline 10 steps — and critical websites, social networks and gear — to help you become more tech savvy. You’ll get complete notes as well as a primer on how to manage information overload. Don’t sweat the tech! Dominate it!

This is free webinar and open to the public. Our host for this event is NAIWE’s new benefit partner, Knowledgewebb.

Register for the Webinar

Important note:  You must have pre-registered for this free session and received a confirmation message from Knowledgewebb’s office in order to participate.

Date:    Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time:    2:00PM – 2:45PM EDT

Learn more about the webinar at the Knowlegewebb site.

Member Teleclass & Book Giveaway: Laurie Lewis on “What to Charge”

Laurie Lewis, the NAIWE Pricing ExpertFreelancers: Do you have questions about how to quote a job so that you’ll be earning what your work is worth?

Have you ever quoted a job, then found that it was a lot more work than you expected, leaving you with very little profit?

Do your palms get sweaty when a prospective client asks, “How much would you charge for this project?”

Join us on Wednesday, September 21, at 3:30 p.m. EDT for a special Members-Only Teleclass in which NAIWE’s Pricing Expert, Laurie Lewis, discusses strategies and techniques for creating fair, reasonable, and profitable price quotes. You’ll gain insight into:

  • Setting rates
  • Assessing fees dictated by clients
  • Evaluating your pricing experiences
  • How to dig for information before quoting a fee
  • The pros and cons of different pricing methods
  • Two rules of pricing and why following them will guarantee you pricing success
  • How to keep records that will enable you to maximize your profits
  • How to analyze your income retroactively
  • How to raise your rates

What to Charge by NAIWE Expert Laurie LewisThere’s no way that Laurie can cover all you need to know in one short hour, so during the teleclass, we’ll give away one copy of Laurie’s book, What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants, to a member who joins us on the call.* If you’re not the lucky winner, you can find What to Charge in the NAIWE Bookstore.

Members will find the call-in information in the Members-Only section of the NAIWE website. Just log in at the top of any page of NAIWE.com and go to the Library. Click on “Expert Teleclasses,” and you’ll find the information you need. Remember, our expert teleclasses are always free for members. Non-members will find additional information about the teleclasses on the Member Teleclass page.

*Details: You must be a current member of NAIWE, and be present on the call to win. The winner will be randomly chosen by caller number (for example, it could be Caller 8 or 17 or 53, which is the way our conference call service identifies callers). Remember, all you have to do is be there Wednesday, September 21, at 3:30 p.m. EDT to enjoy this informative teleclass and have a chance to win.