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Bridging the Gap: How to Know When You're Done Editing and What to Do Next

Saturday, June 15, 2024

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Are we done yet? How do you know when you’re ‘finished’ editing your story? Our panelists will reveal their best practices for determining when your story (or round of edits) is DONE, as well as when you should maybe seek some outside help before making that call. We’ll also discuss industry standards and how they play into your determination, particularly for indie writers and self-editors!

Bridging the Gap: How to Know When You're Done Editing and What to Do Next is free-first, which means you can grab a ticket without spending anything! If you want to financially support the time and energy put into creating this event, you can grab a Supporter Ticket for $10. Folks who purchase Supporter Tickets will also receive a Conference Companion PDF to help them make the most of this conference.

Live captions will be provided thanks to our partnership with Renaissance Press. The event will also be recorded for publication to YouTube; attendees and members of our Sustaining Membership Program will receive the videos 2-3 weeks after the event and the videos will become available to the public in 6-8 weeks.

This event will be part of Storycrafting Sessions: Editing, a one-day FREE conference happening on June 15th, 2024. Check out the Ko-fi event page for a full list of panels.

Meet our moderator

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Jade Benjamin is a Canadian writer and editor who is fiercely in love with language, words, and magical worlds. She works as a freelance editor, fitting work for independent author clients around her 9-5 expenses-paying job. She also works on the acquisitions team for Renaissance Press.

Meet our panelists

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Neve Maslakovic writes mysteries set in speculative worlds. She’s been published by 47North and her own press, Cosmic Tea Press. In her books, no place is safe from the criminal element—including an academic time-travel lab (THE INCIDENT SERIES), a parallel universe (REGARDING DUCKS AND UNIVERSES) and a Seattle of the future (ALL THE WHYS OF DELILAH’S DEMISE).

Neve’s life journey has taken her from Belgrade, Serbia to a PhD at Stanford University’s STAR Lab to her dream job as a writer. She lives with her husband, son, and high-spirited goldendoodle south of the Twin Cities. She's currently hard at work on a new series set in the 1980’s. SFWA and MWA member.

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Pamela Willson has been a reader her whole life. She started The Picky Bookworm as a place to talk about one of her favorite subjects. As she continued, she started to specialize in indie and self-published books. She began to dream of a community where authors can feel supported and encouraged. In fact, her favorite possession is her huge collection of signed books from authors, which she talks about all the time, and keeps promising pictures of.

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Emily Colin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of swoony books with a supernatural edge for adults and teens. Her first novel, The Memory Thief, was a Target Emerging Authors Pick. The Seven Sins, her young adult dystopian romantasy series, won the YA Gold Moonbeam Award, Silver IPPY Award, and North Carolina Indie Author Project Award, and is a two-time INDIES Award Finalist. Emily’s serialized urban fantasy romance, Cursed in Love, has a readership of over 17,000. She’s also the editor of two young adult anthologies: Unbound: Stories of Transformation, Love, and Monsters, and Wicked South: Secrets and Lies.

In a previous life, she ran a Coney Island tattoo and piercing contest, worked with dolphins in the Florida Keys, and roamed New York City as a teenage violinist for hire. Today, she works as a freelance editor, writing teacher, and book coach…when she's not writing and drinking mochas by the sea. You can find her at or at @emilycolinbooks on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

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Sarah Chorn has been a compulsive reader her whole life. At a young age, she found her reading niche in the fantastic genre of Speculative Fiction. She blames her active imagination for the hobbies that threaten to consume her life. She is a published author and editor, a semi-pro nature photographer, world traveler, three-time cancer survivor, and mom to two kids. In her ideal world, she’d do nothing but drink lots of tea and read from a never-ending pile of books.


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