Sometimes, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. In this interactive brown-bag lunch & learn from professional editor Jessica Hatch, uncover the “Top 5 Mistakes First-Time Writers Make,” and take your completed manuscript from rough draft to polished prose. WriterHouse instructor Deborah Prum will facilitate a post-presentation Q&A. This event will be free and open to the public. Bring your lunch if you wish! This event is cosponsored by WriterHouse, a nonprofit in Charlottesville dedicated to encouraging the development of writers of all levels in the community.
Jessica Hatch is the professional freelance editor behind Hatch Editorial Services. She is also a monthly contributor to Babes Who Hustle, and has had her words published on Fast Company, Time‘s Money.com, and LearnVest. Jessica worked her way through the slush pile at New York-based literary agencies like Writers House and learned what attracts readers to a book at St. Martin’s Press. She now puts that experience to good use, providing editorial and publicity clients on five continents with practical revisions and marketable advice. Find her online at hatch-books.com.
Deborah M. Prum’s award-winning fiction has appeared in VQR, Across the Margin, and other literary journals and anthologies. Her audio book, First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales, is a collection of essays, which have aired on NPR-member stations and have appeared in The Washington Post and other publications. She’s written on writing for Writer Magazine, The Writer’s Handbook, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Magazine.
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