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Manuscript Evaluation

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Whether you work in-house or freelance, on fiction, non-fiction, or textbooks, you’ll sometimes be asked to decide if a manuscript is publishable. Even more intimidating, you’ll be asked to comment on how to make it publishable. If you’re new in publishing, you’ll likely be asked to take care of the slush pile. What do you look for? How do you organize the evaluation? If you are a freelancer, how much do you charge? And how do you gently tell a writer to consider another career?

Greg Ioannou, the president of Colborne Communications and publisher at Iguana Books, began freelance writing and editing upon graduation from the University of British Columbia in 1977 (yes, he’s never had a “real” job). Greg has edited over 2,000 books, as well as magazines, booklets, brochures, government reports, and websites. He has clients in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He’s taught about a gazillion courses and workshops (mostly on editing-related topics) since the 1970s. He has served four terms as president of the Editors’ Association of Canada—in fact, he was the association’s first member when it formed in 1979. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017   *CANCELLED*
1 to 5 PM
Registration – $150 members, $175 non-members (HST extra)
Early registration (to January 30) – $120 members, $145 non-members (HST extra)
Victoria College, Victoria University, University of Toronto
91 Charles St. West


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