Speaking Event: Diplomatic Author Queries
On Thursday 11/30 at 5:30 p.m. in the SF Library Main Branch, I’ll be sharing tips for crafting diplomatic author queries and other author-positive notes. From my experience as an editor and fiction writer, I’m looking forward to sharing insights and tools that will help fellow editors learn to apply diplomacy for best results:
- Building trust
- Encouraging authors to make difficult revisions
- Creating repeat and referral business
- Sharpening your constructive thinking skills
If you’re reading this as an EFA-member editor, join us to learn tools, time-saving shortcuts, and the practical philosophy of editorial kindness across most editorial disciplines—even on the most challenging projects. I’ve been the freelancer behind The Threepenny Editor for fifteen years and am currently a Rona Jaffe Creative Writing Fellow in Warren Wilson College’s MFA program. My short nonfiction book,The Editor’s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists (2010), helps authors and editors speak a similar language to facilitate good communication during revisions.