Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, college student, and a friend to Apex. She’s currently going to school full time, trying to make ends meet as an author and freelance editor, and raising her young son. In addition to her freelance editing services, she offers online writing workshops.

Recently, Carrie mentioned on Facebook that her budget was getting a bit tighter than is comfortable and Apex purchased a spot in her upcoming “Editing for Writers” workshop to provide an assist. The course begins on November 16th, and we would like to offer you the chance to grab Apex’s place in the class.

Buy tickets to enter the Editing for Writers Workshop Raffle.

Course description:

“Editing 101” – AKA “Editing for Writers”. Identifying parts of a story, tenses and perspectives, narrative arcs, and other elements that are potentially affected by the editing process. Definitions, editing marks, using (and creating) style sheets, important style manuals, levels of editing, and fact-checking. The basics of copyediting: concepts and skills necessary for line editing (also called copyediting), relying mainly on the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed; editing vs. proofreading; tips for spotting tricky errors. The basics of developmental editing: what it is and isn’t, including the specifics of developmental editing in fiction. We’ll also cover rates, and working with clients, including querying about edits, maintaining an author’s voice, and related services.

EDITED TO ADD FROM CARRIE: I always include a little one-on-one work with each student to help tailor the experience to the it individual needs.

All workshops take place in my private online forum, so you can post questions, comments, and writing excerpts without worrying who will see it. Plus, since we have deadlines of a certain day, not a set class hour, you can be anywhere in the world and still participate!

Apex will raffle the enrollment we purchased in Carrie’s upcoming “Editing for Writers” workshop and will split all money received 50/50 with Carrie. This way, not only will Carrie get the $100 we paid for the course, but she also gains a little extra to help ease her financial load. Apex will be putting whatever money we keep from this raffle toward paying the contributors in the upcoming Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1, which is slated to be released in early December. The more raffle tickets we sell, the more we’ll be able to pay the best of the best of Apex Magazine!

Do you want to help Carrie and make Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 even more spectacular? Enter our Editing for Writers Workshop Raffle now! Get 1 ticket for $3, 2 tickets for $5, or 5 tickets for $10!

The Top Prize is a spot in Carrie Cuinn’s “Editing for Writers” workshop beginning on November 16th. Raffle tickets also enter you in a chance to win print copies of Women and Other Constructs by Carrie Cuinn, Starve Better by Nick Mamatas, To Each Their Darkness by Gary A. Braunbeck, and For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher by Jason Sizemore. Perfect reading for every writer!

For full Raffle Rules and Regulations, go here.