Live at Loscon: GLAWS presents How to find and work with an editor with Leslie Ann Moore and Deanna Brady

November 29, 2016

The Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society ( asked me to participate on two panels at LosCon this year. One of which I moderated and the other I participated as a panelist. Loscon was the first con I ever heard about when I came to LA, and I always wanted to check it out, so I’m thrilled I was finally able to get to the LAX Marriott this Thanksgiving weekend to see if for myself.

If you don't know GLAWS, they are one of the biggest writing groups on the West Coast. They host events, master classes, and conferences to help writers get ahead in their career. I've spoken at the last three of their conferences and can attest that it is a fantastic group. 

The first panel I’m sharing is the one I moderated, which was on how to know if your manuscript was done and then find an editor for it, with panelists Leslie Ann Moore (; @leslie_annmoore), a fantastic writer of many books and VP of GLAWS, and Deanna Brady (, a wonderful editor.

This was a lot of the nitty gritty of how to edit a manuscript, and the importance of hiring an editor. I think we really hammered all of the reasons paying for an editor is one of the most important things you can do to move forward in your creative career. If you were on the fence about hiring an editor, or you wanted to know what to look for in an editor, or even if you just wanted to know how to get off the fence and write your book, this panel covers a whole lot of ground to help you on your way.

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