Theory and Practice—a Mini CAPA-U - Price:
$25. Per person
October 14, 2017– 8:30am – 5:00pm
Gallery, 15 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790
in back of building on Prospect Street)
Is Limited To A Maximum of 10-20 People – First Come, First
Up Now To Reserve Your Spot!
CAPA University Workshop Presenters: Dick Margulis & Carolyn Haley
Saturday, October 14, 2017, Noelke Gallery, 15 Water Street,
Torrington, CT 06790,
MORNING SESSION: THEORY
Thinking about the story (Carolyn Haley)
Whether your book is fiction or nonfiction,
you have to engage the reader with your story. An interactive
session about the creative elements: Setting the scene.
Developing characters. Plot arc. Conflict and resolution.
Being the publisher (Dick Margulis)
Take off your author hat and put on your
publisher hat. What’s your goal? What’s your role? What do
you need to know? What's involved in producing a high-quality
book? The process. The team members. The skills. The components.
AFTERNOON SESSION: PRACTICE
A (Carolyn Haley) From draft to edited manuscript; from idea
to product; from art to craft; from writing for yourself to
writing for readers. Self-editing, peer editing, beta readers,
working with a professional editor.
B (Dick Margulis) Working with Microsoft Word. Learn to use
the features of the software that are important in manuscript
A (Carolyn Haley) Peer editing demonstration. Bring a sample
of your work in progress, and Carolyn will lead a workshop as
you read and critique each other’s work.
B (Dick Margulis) Working with Adobe Creative Suite. Dick
will demonstrate the use of Photoshop and InDesign in book
Final Q&A (workshop ends promptly at 5:00pm)
Carolyn Haley (www.DocuMania.us)
lives and breathes books. Although specializing in fiction, she
edits across the publishing spectrum and is the award-winning
author of two novels and a nonfiction volume. Her third novel is
in the works.
A member of the Editorial Freelancers
Association, Carolyn has been editing professionally since 1977,
and as her own company, DocuMania, since 2005. In
addition, she reviews front-list titles for the New York
Journal of Books and indie-author titles for Chanticleer
Reviews, is a guest blogger for the professional editors
site, An American Editor, and is a popular presenter on editing
fiction at conferences and publishing events.
Dick Margulis (www.dmargulis.com
) has been helping authors publish their own high-quality books
since 2004 and has been a CAPA member almost as long. He is
chief cook and bottle washer at Dick Margulis Creative Services,
where his focus is on thoughtful editing, appropriate design,
expert production and comprehensive project management for
publishers of all sizes. He began correcting his elders as a
small child and has been editing one thing or another for over
half a century. As his handwriting is execrable, he learned to
set type at an early age and has been studying and practicing
typography ever since, with a focus on book design since the
Dick is well known and well respected in
the online world, where he participates in numerous editing and
publishing groups. His training in traditional graphic arts
gives him the background to help younger colleagues with their
day-to-day conundrums as they seek to master their craft. Dick
has spoken at numerous national editors’ conferences and other
events. He is a member of the American Copy Editors Society
(recently renamed ACES: The Society for Editing) and
Editors’ Association of Canada.
DO NOT NEED TO BE A CAPA MEMBER TO ATTEND*