Publishing

  • July 21, 2018

    One-on-One Literary Agent Meetings

    Here's your chance to sit down with a literary agent and ask all the questions you've been dying to ask. Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary Agency) is coming back to the Carnegie Center to meet one-on-one with writers for 20-minute consultations. Bring your questions, and if you'd like, information about your book, a copy of your query, or other materials for her review. This is appropriate for writers at any stage of the writing process; you do not have to have a completed manuscript. Space is limited! Registration is requir...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, July 21
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50; $35 for participants in need of financial assistance
  • August 11, 2018

    Building Your Author Platform

    With Lisa Haneberg. All authors need a platform – the online and in-person presence that allows anyone in the world to find them. This hands-on (one-time) class will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Led by Lisa Haneberg, author of over twenty traditionally and self-published fiction and nonfiction books. [ALL LEVELS]. Register now for Building Your Author Pl...

  • August 18, 2018

    The Basics of Proofreading

    With Stephanie Mojica. The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed is 100 percent correct; this includes looking for consistency in style, fact checking, and at times checking against a style guide. We will discuss editing vs. proofreading, the necessary skills to succeed as a proofreader, essential style manuals, important computer programs, and other helpful resources. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME]

  • August 18, 2018

    The Business of Freelance Proofreading

    With Stephanie Mojica. Learn insider secrets on how to become a successful freelance proofreader working from home, even without previous training or experience. Students will learn how to find possible gigs proofreading everything from blog articles to 100,000 word novels. Discover the ins and outs of networking and marketing, both online and in-person. Potential sources of work and suggested rates will be provided during this workshop. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME]