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July Montgomery County Chapter Zoom Meeting

July 11, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers and Manuscript Assessments

Beta readers—readers who offer their feedback for free—often provide disparate advice. How do you manage the differing opinions? How can you minimize the problems and maximize the benefits? What does a paid manuscript assessment provide and how can you use it to augment the beta reading experience? This session answers these questions and more. Attendees will walk away with confidence in their ability to sort the good advice from the bad to craft a stronger, cleaner manuscript.


Katherine Pickett, owner of POP Editorial Services LLC, is a 20-year veteran editor with professional training in fiction and nonfiction and extensive experience in traditional and indie publishing. She is the author of the award-winning book Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro, Freelancing as a Business: 7 Steps to Take Before Launch Day, and several ebooks. Her articles have appeared on Publishing Perspectives,, Writer Beware, IBPA Independent, and elsewhere.

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Meeting ID: 894 2700 7693
Password: 122448

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