I’ve always been big on helping writers become better writers (rather than simply sprucing up the manuscripts they put in front of me). In my regular contributions to local writing conferences, I prepare presentations on various topics: designing effective book covers, retelling fairy tales, using folklore in worldbuilding, and more. One of my recent presentations “Copyediting Immersive Science Fiction & Fantasy,” always has a lively Q&A at the end. I’m retooling the presentation and developing other materials (blog posts, etc.) to bring more light to the quirks of editing in imagined worlds.
If you’re a writer or editor who works with SF&F (or who is thinking about pivoting or expanding your genre expertise), take a moment to fill out this survey so I can figure out which topics would be most useful.
And hey, if you’ve got a really specific copyediting question, drop it in the comments below. (And if you need a lot of really specific editing advice, contact us about editing services tailored to your work!)