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3 time-sensitive announcements
Hi Manuscript Workers,
I’m glad you’re here! If you’re new to the newsletter and missed last week’s edition about how to choose sample chapters to accompany your book proposal submission, check it out here. It was a popular one!
The rest of today’s newsletter will be quick — I just want to let you know about some time-sensitive offers I’ve got going on right now:
An opportunity to access my recent workshop on how to write an outstanding book proposal
A limited-time discount on my Book Proposal Shortcut program (expires Monday)
Last chance to enroll in my self-paced developmental editing course + scholarship opportunities
If you’re interested in any of these, keep reading for more details. If not, I’ll see you back here next week! I’m going to be talking about how to decide whether you should keep working on an existing project (like a dissertation revision) or move on to something new.
I’ve gotten a few emails from people who missed my recent workshop on how to Write an Outstanding Book Proposal and are wondering if they can pay to access the recording. For a limited time, the answer is yes!
I’m reopening registration for this workshop through the end of Labor Day (September 5th).
Registering now will get you access to the video and audio recordings of the live workshop, Q&A, and all supporting materials. You will not be able to attend the workshop live, because it already happened. :)
Also for Labor Day weekend, I’m bringing back the 10% discount on my Book Proposal Shortcut for Busy Scholars. This discount is a newsletter exclusive (but you can feel free to forward this newsletter to a friend if you think they might be interested).
A detailed description of the Shortcut program is here.
If you’re wondering what the difference is between the workshop above and the Shortcut program: the workshop is a single session that introduces the basics of the book proposal and offers general tips on making your proposal stand out. The Shortcut is a more structured program with a series of modules that walk you through each step of the process with my time-tested method, including how to identify ideal publishers for your book and how to contact acquisitions editors. Shortcut participants are also invited to exclusive live Q&As with me several times per year.
Enter coupon code LABORDAY at checkout to get the discount on the Shortcut. The code will expire on September 5th, 2022.
Lastly, I will be closing enrollment in my self-paced Developmental Editing for Academics course as of Monday (September 5th).
I may bring it back sometime in 2023 or 2024 but I haven’t decided my plans yet. If you’re hoping to pick up professional training in developmental editing and guidance on running a successful freelance editing business and working with academic clients, now’s the time.
Once you enroll, you’ll have lifetime access to the materials, so it’s completely fine if you plan to work through the course at a later time. The course is entirely self-paced and there is no homework or feedback component, so you really can do it on your own schedule. It’ll take you about 6 hours total to get through the material.
I also have three scholarship spots in this course for underrepresented editors.
If you are a Black or Indigenous scholar/editor who would like to enroll in the course at no charge, please reply to this email by Monday, September 5th, with the following info:
Your email address
Any experience you have editing academic texts or teaching/mentoring scholarly writers
A brief description of your plans for starting an academic editing business (or building an existing one — you can link to a website if you have one)
If you have a friend who you think would be interested in building their professional editing skills, please feel free to forward this opportunity on to them.
Thanks for reading this far! I hope to work with you in one of the above programs or see you in a future course or workshop. I will have some exciting ones to announce in the coming months so stay tuned!