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Saturday, August 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
How to Write to Please an Editor

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An editor is usually the first person in a publishing house to get excited about a potential acquisition, and it's the editor's responsibility to rally everyone else (from the marketing
department to the accountants) around the cause. So, how does an author appeal to an editor? What does an editor look for in terms of big-picture stuff but also the finer details of copyediting? And what can turn an editor off to a manuscript?


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Bess Pallares

Bess Pallares is a graduate student in the Book Publishing and Comics Studies programs at Portland State University. She has worked as an editor for newspapers and educational institutions since 2006, and now serves as acquisitions co-manager for Ooligan Press and editor of the comics... Read More →

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Anna Noak

Acquiring Editor, Beyond Words Publishing
Acquiring Editor of such best selling books as Emergence by Derek Rydall and EverydayAmbassador by Kate Otto, Anna Noak works at Beyond Words Publishing, a partner imprint of Atria Books Simon & Schuster. An alum of the graduate program in Book Publishing at Portland State University... Read More →
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Abby Ranger

Senior Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books.
Abby Ranger is a senior editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. She acquiresmiddle grade and young adult novels as well as picture books. She has beenlucky enough to work with such acclaimed authors as Cinda Williams Chima, AmieKaufman and Meagan Spooner, Linda Sue Park, and Victoria... Read More →
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Adam O’Connor Rodriguez

Senior Editor, Hawthorne Books
Adam O’Connor Rodriguez is an editor, writer, and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. He works as Senior Editor of Hawthorne Books and teaches editing in the master’s in Book Publishing program at Portland State University.

Saturday August 8, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT

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