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Is My Book Agent Ready? Editing your manuscript for submission to an agent

By Smita Khanna

17 June 2020 (Wed)
7:30pm – 10:00pm


Course Fee: $35.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $1.87

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Self-editing is a crucial step before submission – whether to an agent or to a publisher – and can make the difference between acceptance and rejection. The talk will help budding authors understand what an agent (and ultimately a publisher) means by a well-written/well-edited manuscript. It is not just about adding the commas and full stops in the right places; editing means critically analyzing every aspect of the manuscript – from the plot to the characters, from the language to the writing style, from how a book begins to how it ends or should end.

About the Trainer: Smita Khanna

Smita Khanna

Smita has been working with Jacaranda Literary Agency for over two years. Within the agency she wears many hats – those of an assistant agent, running of Write Advice, which is Jacaranda’s editorial consultancy, as well as keeping an eye out for good book ideas and the right people to write those books.

Registration Details

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
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Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

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