Live Talks and Workshops

Are you looking for a panelist or speaker for your writing conference or a guest speaker for your class? I enjoy speaking about writing, editing, translation, and the publishing industry.

I have given talks and workshops at:

  • Editor conferences, groups, and associations
  • Publishing conferences, expos, and associations
  • Writer conferences, groups, and associations
  • Universities
  • Sci-fi and fantasy conventions

I’ve recently given talks and workshops on the following subjects.

At the ACES: The Society for Editing conference, 2019

For editors and translators:

  • Developmental editing 
  • Working with indie authors
  • Editing memoir
  • Editing poetry
  • Coaching writers
  • Editing and translating interactive stories
  • Editing and translating retellings 
  • Translating graphic novels
  • Building and developing an editorial business
  • Creating “passive” income
  • Marketing strategies
  • Developing courses
  • Coaching writers
  • What to do when you’re done getting started
At the Hollihock Writers Conference, 2019

For writers:

  • The publishing process
  • Manuscript revision strategies
  • Understanding reader expectations
  • Working with editors
  • Worldbuilding
  • Writing YA
  • Live critiques
  • Breaking through writer’s block

Are longer interactive courses more your style? Check out my courses!

2024 Talks

Want to come hear me talk? Here’s where I’ll be in 2024.

Arisia, January 12–15, Boston, MA

  • Panel: Creating Comics: From Idea to Finished Product

Professional Editors Network, March 11, Online

LGBTQ+ Editors Association, May 22, Online

  • Group mentoring: Connecting with Target Clients

Weeknight Writers Storycrafting Sessions, June 15, Online

  • Panel: Getting the Big Picture: Demystifying Developmental Editing

The Editorial Freelancers Association, Michigan Chapter, July 12, Online

  • Talk: Expanding Your Business beyond Editing

2023 Talks

Arisia, January 13–16, Boston, MA

  • Panel: Worldbuilding

Weeknight Writers Storycrafting Sessions, March 25, Online

  • Panel: Nailing the Ending: How To Write a Satisfying Story Conclusion

Red Pencil, May 6, Seattle, WA

  • Workshop: Exploring “Passive” Income Possibilities for Editors Who Need Flexibility

New Hampshire Writers’ Project, June 3, Manchester, NH

  • Workshop: Shaping a Memoir

Editors Canada’s Editors 23, June 17–18, Vancouver, BC

  • Workshop: Develop Your Coaching Service
  • Workshop: Exploring “Passive” Income Possibilities for Editors Who Need Flexibility

ACES Virtual Conference, September 2729, Online

  • Panel: When Niching Down Isn’t for You
  • Talk: Beyond the Gender Binary: Editing for More Inclusive Fiction

2022 Talks

Professional Editors Network, April 12, Online

  • Panel: Editing Interactive and Multimedia Fiction

New Hampshire Writers’ Project, May 11, Online

  • Workshop: First Impressions: Opening Paragraph Critiques

Editors Canada’s Editors 22, May 28–29, Online

  • Panel: Level Up Your Editing Business: What Do You Do When You’re Done Getting Started?
  • Panel: No Kind of Magic: Practical Considerations for Editing Retellings
  • Panel: Branching out: Working on Interactive Stories

New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s 603 Conference, June 4, Online

  • Workshop: Strategies to Guide Your Manuscript Revision

ACES Accelerate, September 2122, Online

  • Panel: Level Up Your Editing Business: What Do You Do When You’re Done Getting Started?
  • Panel: We All Have Something To Teach: Expanding Your Business by Offering Courses

Hollihock Writers Conference, September 2325, New Bedford, MA

  • Workshop: Manuscript Revision Strategies

The Translators Association‘s TA@Home festival, November 2, Online

  • Panel: Disability, Neurodiversity and Translation: Beyond ‘Access’

2021 Talks

Professional Editors Network, January 13, Online

  • Panel: Breaking into Developmental Editing

Arisia, January 15–18, Online

  • Panel: Working with Sensitivity Readers

Editors Canada’s Editors 21, June 12–13, Online

  • Panel: Editing Poetry
  • Panel: Beyond Editing: A Conversation about Coaching Writers
  • Panel: Adventures in Editing Self-Published Authors

Editorial Freelancers Association, San Francisco Chapter, July 13, Online

  • Talk: Working with Indie Authors

2020 Talks

Arisia, January 17–20, Boston, MA

  • Panel: Let’s Write Together: Collaborative Fiction Writing
  • Panel: Get Rec’d! Books for Aspiring Writers

Women’s National Book Association, April 22, Online

  • Talk: Exploring the Author–Editor Relationship

Hollihock Writers Conference, October 2325, Online

  • Panel: Working with an Editor

2019 Talks

Arisia, January 18–21, Boston, MA

  • Panel: Scaffolding: Writing Started Strong
  • Panel: Blocked: What to Do When the Words Stop

The Editorial Freelancers Association, March 7, Online

ACES: The Society for Editing, March 28–30, Providence, RI

  • Talk: Developmental Editing of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Talk: Coaching Writers

The Editorial Freelancers Association, June 27, Online

  • Talk: Developmental Editing of Fiction: Strategies for Stepping Back to See the Big Picture

Hollihock Writers Conference, August 23–25, New Bedford, MA

  • Workshop: Live Critiques
  • Panel: Writing YA

The Kansas Book Festival, September 14, Topeka, KS

  • Panel: Working with an Editor

Red Pencil, September 21, Seattle, WA

  • Talk: Working with Independent Authors

Independent Publishers of New England Conference, November 2, Marlborough, MA

  • Workshop: Live Critiques

The Editorial Freelancers Association, Central Massachusetts Chapter, November 19, Worcester, MA

  • Talk: Working with Independent Authors

Bookbuilders of Boston, November 21, Boston MA

  • Panel: Can You Take a Quick Look at This? A Panel on Freelance Editing