Team Up with the Right Editor to Make Your Writing Leaner, Faster, Stronger | IWOSC/SPAWN meeting Thousand Oaks.

Team Up with the Right Editor to Make Your Writing Leaner, Faster, Stronger is topic for October 7 IWOSC/SPAWN meeting in Thousand Oaks.

OCTOBER 7 Meeting
6:30 to 8 pm
Goebel Adult Center
Thousand Oaks, CA

Team Up with the Right Editor to Make Your Writing Leaner, Faster, Stronger

Editor Tammy Ditmore
will go through the process of finding and working with an editor — often the most important person for your book’s success.


I often feel I harp on the need for a professional editor. I have learned from personal experience the difference between someone trained who does this for a living, and a friend or school teacher trying to help out. Literary editing is a world unto itself. Tammy is an excellent editor who mayassuage your fears of hiring a pro. 

Good editors are like personal trainers — they instruct, encourage, correct, and (sometimes) nag. Teaming up with the right editor can help authors hone their writing and reach their full potential.

But how do writers find the right editors for their project? Someone with the right skills and experience? Someone who will be honest yet supportive? Someone who can help polish a book or article without scraping an author raw?

Tammy Ditmore of eDitmore Editorial Services has been editing since the days of disco, and she wants to take away some of the fear and mystery about finding — and keeping — your perfect editor. At the October 7 meeting of IWOSC/SPAWN Ventura County, Tammy will discuss:

·               Why do you need an editor?

·               What kind of editor do you need?

·               When should you hire an editor?

·               Where do you find an editor?

·               Who will be the right editor for you?

·               How much will an editor cost?

·               How can you create a great team with your editor?

About the Speaker

Tammy Ditmore has been an editor for almost four decades. Since launching her career on her high school newspaper, Tammy has edited for daily newspapers, book and journal publishers, marketing firms, nonprofit organizations, universities, grad students, and authors.

Since opening eDitmore Editorial Services in 2011, Tammy has worked with authors, publishers, businesses, and organizations, editing everything from 30-word marketing pieces to 1,500-page books on history and theology. A specialist in nonfiction, Tammy brings a passion for precise language and a knack for spotting careless mistakes to her clients, whether they are crafting the first book of their lives or their third press release of the day.

Tammy has been a member of SPAWN since 2011 and has served as a board member since 2016. She is also a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and ACES: The Society for Editing. A native Texan, Tammy now lives in Newbury Park, where she shares her office with a canine assistant who is more interested in cats than commas.

Find out more about Tammy at


Meeting information

IWOSC/SPAWN Writers’ Meeting
October 7, 2019
6:30 to 8 pm

Goebel Senior Adult Center
1385 E Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments available so plan to stay and meet other area writers.

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