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

 

 

 

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.

Telling Your Own Story: Expressing the “Emotional Why” Behind Your Book- Expert Teleclass for November

Barbara McNichol- Editorial Expert for the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)We’re looking forward to November’s member teleclass with Barbara McNichol and Andrea Beaulieu! It’s scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. EST.

The topic is:

Telling Your Own Story: Expressing the “Emotional Why” Behind Your Book

When editing professional books, Barbara McNichol helps authors give their stories a strong emotional appeal so they jump off the page. In this session, she’s joined by author, performer, and presentation coach Andrea Beaulieu. Together, they’ll give listeners a wealth of ideas for telling their own stories on the page and the stage. Specifically, they’ll show authors how they can express the stories that compelled them to write their books in the first place!

Barbara has worked with more than 200 authors to bring their amazing books into the world. To assist them in choosing the perfect word when it matters most, she has created a word choice guide called Word Trippers. Barbara is NAIWE’s Editorial Expert, and you can read more about her at her member site, BarbaraMcNichol.NAIWE.com.

Andrea is the author of Ah Ha! 100 Flashes of Insight and Inspiration from Your Authentic Voice and Finding Your Authentic Voice. She has created the Your Authentic Voice® Intuition and Creativity System, which is at the heart of her books. Her coaching clients learn to tell their stories with compassion and conviction from the stage.

Barbara and Andrea offer a workshop “Get Your Story Straight: Tell Your Story Powerfully on the Page and on the Stage!” to help people in organizations more effectively tell their stories.

Members will receive call-in information for the class via a member mailing. Be sure that you’ve whitelisted *@naiwe.com (an asterisk, followed by @naiwe.com) and *@naiwemail.com in your e-mail program so that you receive the message (just add those e-mails to your address book, and that should take care of it). Expert teleclasses are archived in the member area for at least a year so that you can listen and learn at your convenience. The advantage of listening live, of course, is that you can ask questions at the end. We hope you’ll join us!

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 for $27 by visiting the Teleclass page.

Whack Wordiness with Barbara McNichol

In honor of Words Matter Week, March 1-7, 2010, we’ll be hosting editor and NAIWE Expert Barbara McNichol for a free teleclass on The Freelance Life. Barbara is the author of Word Trippers: The Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Really Matters. She’s edited 240+ books in the past 15 years, and we’re delighted that she’ll be sharing her expertise during this special week.

Class Date and Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. EST at The Freelance Life. You may listen online or on the phone.

Barbara-McNicholDescription: In Whack Wordiness, editor Barbara McNichol will share techniques that editors use to perfect your writing, brought to life with lots of examples. You’ll receive an optional assignment for practice – and we’ll make it lots of fun.

In this class you will:

  • gain fresh insight into how to tighten your writing
  • learn warning signals for excess wordiness
  • gain greater confidence in your ability to revise your own work

Instructor: Barbara McNichol