I recently taught a class on how to self-edit your writing at the Northern Colorado Writers (NCW) association here in Fort Collins, Colorado. The class went really well; there were about 15 students in attendance, and they learned how to do basic developmental editing of their fiction or nonfiction books. They also learned the basics of copyediting marks, how to work with an editor, and how to gain perspective as a reader (if you’re a writer, you also need to be a voracious reader).
After the class, I was invited to appear on an edition of the Northern Colorado Writers (NCW) podcast. The interview with NCW podcast host Richard Keller was quickfire—he kept me on my toes! It was a lot of fun, and they’ve already asked me back.
Listen to the full podcast below, and let me know what you think in the comments. I give a few tips on self-editing, and Richard and I talk about the business of editing, the difference between copyediting and developmental editing, and more. Bonus: you’ll also learn how many toy robots I own!