Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Upcoming April 22 Guild Meeting

Professional editor Jami Carpenter will speak at our Thursday April 22, 2010 meeting on the topic, “The A,B,Cs of Editing”. She will offer tips for success and share pitfalls to avoid. Jami will explain and demystify the editing process. She discusses the role of the editor and the expectations (both realistic and unrealistic) of authors, giving real-world examples that both writers and readers can appreciate. Her advice, drawn from experience with two publishing houses as well as with self-published authors, will provide the audience an opportunity to see and hear what makes one book more memorable than another.

Jami Carpenter has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a frequent presenter at writing workshops and conferences on the editor’s role, common mistakes made by authors, and writing tips. In addition, Jami was executive producer and host of the Vegas PBS television show, Book Club, which featured interviews with local, national, and international authors.

Jami currently lives in Bend and works as a ghostwriter and editor with independent writers as well as with Stephens Press and American Book Publishers. She has worked with authors from South Africa to southern Nevada. Jami is also co-author and editor of Education in the Neon Shadow; The First Fifty Years of the Clark County School District. For more information, visit Jami’s website at

The meeting takes place at the COCC Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop, Building 1 Room 122, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact President Elsie Rochna to learn more about Guild membership, activities and volunteer opportunities at

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