Copyediting Basics--Punctuation, Grammar, and Format

Conference Workshop
Sunday
9:30am
Presenter(s): 
Agents, publishers, and readers love creativity, but not mistaken punctuation, faulty grammar, and weirdo formatting. If you are planning to self-publish, these gaffes risk bad Amazon and Chapters-Indigo reviews and will adversely affect your sales. In this workshop, Elizabeth Lyon identifies the mistakes that appear most frequently and provides you with a "cheat sheet” for revision. You'll learn about the Chicago Manual of Style rules, the preferred dictionary for those nitty-gritty decisions about spelling and hyphens, and about acceptable format for submitted manuscripts.