Fiction Copyediting, Part 2: Nuts and Bolts—Style Sheets (Webinar)


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November 16, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Registration is closed for this class


This webinar will cover the particulars of what you will need to track on your fiction style sheets in order to maintain plot consistency. Topics will include the general style sheet and how it is similar to and different from a nonfiction style sheet; tracking character attributes such as physical descriptions, relationships, and personal history; tracking location attributes such as interiors and exteriors, geography and landscapes, and directions and distances; and maintaining a timeline with relative and fixed time references, historical events, slack time, action breaks, parallel timelines, and natural events such as weather and seasons.

Instructor Amy J. Schneider of Featherschneider Editorial Services, a freelance copyeditor of textbooks, trade nonfiction, and best-selling fiction since 1995, has written articles and presented sessions on copyediting fiction for, An American Editor, Communication Central, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the American Copy Editors Society. When she’s not working in the soft glow of her four-monitor desktop, she enjoys running, singing, and teaching her springer spaniels to do silly tricks (not all at the same time).

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