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Register Now for Editing Workshop

In place of our April meeting we will hold a full-day workshop presented by chapter president Kristen Stieffel. In “Systematic Editing,” Kristen will walk attendees through the rigorous process she and other professional editors use to evaluate and edit novels. We’ll look at 10 elements of fiction:

  • Character
  • Point of View
  • Plot
  • Structure
  • Pacing
  • Setting
  • Description
  • Dialog
  • Voice
  • Mechanics


You’ll learn how to plan your editing in a methodical way so you can tackle issues in the correct order, avoid analysis paralysis, and—most importantly—know when you have finished.

This workshop will be held April 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 pm., and the admission price of $10 includes lunch. The location is Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1655 Peel Ave, Orlando.

To register without PayPal and instead pay at the door, visit the calendar page and use the link there to e-mail Kristen.

Instructor Kristen Stieffel is a freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction and is associate editor of Havok, a flash fiction magazine focused on the science fiction and fantasy genres. She provides a full range of editorial services and has worked on a variety of projects including business nonfiction and Bible studies, but she is a novelist at heart and has edited novels in many genres for both the general market and the Christian submarket. Kristen is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Christian Editor Connection. She teaches at several conferences each year.

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4 thoughts on “Register Now for Editing Workshop

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  2. Jan Powell

    I’m looking forward to this. I heard the short version in the fall at the WW retreat and it was excellent.

  3. Beth Goehringer

    Hi Kristen,
    I’m hoping to go, but if I can make it, I will be coming last minute (2 hour+ drive)or possibly late. Is that OK?
    Please let me know asap.
    Thank you!