Bonnie McKnight | Presenter
Bonnie McKnight founded Lady Knight Editing in 2018 after three years as a freelance editor. She has worked on a variety of fiction and non-fiction, ranging from children’s picture books to fantasy novels to articles about nursing. She loves books and history, as evidenced by her Master’s degree in the history of books. She lives in Fort Collins with her computer-loving husband and her slowly-growing collection of first editions.
Bonnie will be teaching a master class and a regular session on the following topics:
The Ins and Outs of Editing MASTER CLASS - Editing is the bridge between your brain and your reader’s brain. If you want your words to have the greatest possible impact on your readers, you need editing. Whether you’re self-publishing or going the traditional route, your words should be reviewed and revised many times before publication. Learn how good writing becomes great in this editing master class. We will explore the differences between developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. We will answer the questions of why editing is important, when you need to turn to a professional, and how to effectively self-edit your work. And we will discuss how to get the most out various types of feedback, including critique groups and beta readers. Bring your questions and a sample of your writing to this interactive workshop where you will practice different editing techniques and get feedback on your writing.
Writing Stronger Dialogue - Dialogue is a crucial element in fiction. In this interactive class, we will explore the dos and don’ts of dialogue. Review proper punctuation, learn how to make your conversations sound more natural, and consider common dialogue tropes (and when you should avoid them). Bring your questions as we discuss these aspects of dialogue and more.