WP Project's notice:

The Workshop endeavors to assist writers in the development of their story and characters, and provides extensive communication and feedback for suggested changes. However, since the Project does not retain any rights to the work as a Workshop project, it allows the writer the final decision in the direction of the story and content. As such, the Project does not take responsibility for any of the content of the finished work. The writer assumes all liability for his or her work.

Content and Development Edit

The Project's content and development edit is its first editing stage. The editors do not worry too much about grammar, punctuation, spelling, and formatting in this stage, as much as they do storyline, character development, content continuity, authenticity, and rights permissions. Some general editing is done, but, for the most part, the purpose of this edit is to get the story out correctly. The editors work with writers chapter by chapter, sending them back and forth with comments and suggestions. Rewrites may be necessary, running from simple sentences, to paragraphs, or even whole sections of chapters, depending on the flaw or deficiency. This is where the writer gets a pair of objective eyes trained to pick out weaknesses in the story or erroneous information. The editors are committed to being honest and encouraging. They will explain their reasons for why they've made comments or suggestions. Feedback is strongly encouraged and accepted.

Blue-line Edit

Workshop books undergo a blue-line edit, which is done off paper, not a computer screen. There are things an editor can see on a page that are missed on a computer screen, and more so after the book is put into its actual final design, as opposed to manuscript form. The editor is able to "read" the book in the same way a reader will to get the full effect of the narrative and diagolue's tempo. Workshop books are put through at least two edits. The first is done with the author on the computer, chapter by chapter. The second is done by the editor on paper, after the book has been put into its page layout format. The edits are then transcribed onto a PDF document for the author to print and review. The final version is what the Workshop sends to the printer for a complimentary copy for the author.

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