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How to attend a Manuscript Works workshop
Hi Manuscript Workers,
The semester is ramping up so I thought it might be a good time to share with you that I regularly do institutional workshops and it’s not too late for your department/college/university to schedule something for Spring 2023 (or Fall 2023).
I also have alternatives for scholars whose institutions maybe don’t have the budget to book a private workshop — scroll down to find out about those too.
Institutional workshop basics
There’s a complete FAQ about my institutional workshops here. But to give you a quick rundown, I’m available for 90 minute or half-day (3.5 hour) workshops via Zoom. Depending on the location I may be able to make in-person work as well.
These are the topics I can cover:
How to Land a Scholarly Book Contract
How to Write an Outstanding Book Proposal
How to Publish a Book from Your Dissertation
How to Work with a Developmental Editor
A 90-minute workshop includes one topic of your choice; the half-day workshop includes two topics of your choice. I allow recording and place no limit on the number of attendees.
As I mentioned above, I know that not all organizations and institutions have the budget for private workshops. This is why I also offer free and low-cost alternatives that are publicly available. I offer both recorded and live webinars that can be accessed by individuals without institutional support.
I currently have two recorded webinars that you can watch or listen to at any time. Both are completely free and come with supporting handouts and resources. Click the images below to be taken to the page where you can access these webinars.
There’s also a bonus panel discussion that you can view for free as well. This is a recording of a panel of editors I convened to offer advice on navigating scholarly publishing as a racially minoritized author. The panelists offered so many good tips in this discussion, and when you register for the video you also get a written summary of the best tips plus additional resources to support your book publishing journey.
Finally, I do hold live public webinars from time to time. Some are free, while some have a sliding fee scale to make them as accessible as possible while also covering my costs (that business Zoom account is not cheap!).
I’m tentatively planning to offer my Write an Outstanding Book Proposal workshop on May 24, 2023. I haven’t finalized the details yet, but if you’re subscribed to this newsletter, you’ll be the first to know.
Are there other topics related to scholarly book publishing that you’d love to attend a live webinar about? I’m always thinking about new programs, so if you have ideas please feel free to share them with me. You can reply to this email — it’ll come straight to me.
Thanks for reading (and sharing) this newsletter. See you next week!