Daily Schedule

All times given in Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday, May 1

10:30-10:45
10:30-10:45

Crowdcast Orientation

11:00-12:15
11:00-12:15

OPENING SESSION:

  • WORSHIP with RENEE ALLSBROOK
  • KEYNOTE: EDITOR, WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK? (Belk)
12:30-1:30
12:30-1:30

WORKSHOPS:

  • SELF-PUBLISHING: An EDITOR’S ROLE (Stewart)
  • EDITING for SUSPENSE at a SENTENCE LEVEL (Tucker)
1:30-2:00
1:30-2:00

LUNCH BREAK

2:15-3:15
2:15-3:15

WORKSHOPS:

  • FINDING CONSTANTS in a SEA of VARIABLES: TIME MANAGEMENT and ORGANIZATION (Snell)
  • PROMOTING EDITING: A MARATHON, NOT a SPRINT (Laine)
3:30-4:30
3:30-4:30

WORKSHOPS:

 

  • The POWER of NETWORKING (Hutchinson-Hayes)
  • WHAT’S in a NAME? DEFINITIONS of EDITING SERVICES (Distler and Baas)
4:45-5:45
4:45-5:45

WORKSHOPS:

  • BUILDING a RELATIONSHIP with a TRADITIONAL PUBLISHER (Nemecek)
  • IS GHOSTWRITING and COLLABORATING for YOU? (Belk)
6:00-7:00
6:00-7:00

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
  • ZOOM FELLOWSHIP
  • GET TO KNOW CEA

Thursday, May 2

9:30-10:30
9:30-10:30

PRE-OPENING SESSION

  • FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
  • ZOOM FELLOWSHIP
10:45-12:00
10:45-12:00

OPENING SESSION:

  • WORSHIP with RENEE ALLSBROOK
  • KEYNOTE: KNOWING YOUR CLIENTS’ ENEMY (Holtz)
12:15:1:15
12:15:1:15

WORKSHOPS:

  • The IMPACT of LANGUAGE (Stewart)
  • GENERATIVE AI and the PUBLISHING INDUSTRY (Tucker)
1:15-1:45
1:15-1:45

LUNCH BREAK

1:45-2:45
1:45-2:45

WORKSHOPS:

  • BOOK PROPOSALS (Belk)
  • HONING Your FICTION EDITING SKILLS: PROFICIENCY PAYS OFF (Barnes)
3:00-4:00
3:00-4:00

WORKSHOPS:

  • EDITING HISTORICAL FICTION (Tolsma)
  • ONBOARDING and OFF-BOARDING CLIENTS (Snell)
4:15-5:15
4:15-5:15

WORKSHOPS:

  • EDITING and MENTORING WRITERS of SHORT FICTION (Reed)
  • GO FETCH! MAXIMIZE EDITING EFFICIENCY USING MACROS (Nemecek)
5:30-6:30
5:30-6:30

POST SESSIONS

  • FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
  • ZOOM FELLOWSHIP
7:00-8:00
7:00-8:00

540 AFTER PARTY

Friday, May 3

9:30-10:30
9:30-10:30

PRE-GENERAL SESSION

  • FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
  • ZOOM FELLOWSHIP
10:45-12:00
10:45-12:00

GENERAL SESSION:

  • WORSHIP with RENEE ALLSBROOK
  • KEYNOTE: LESSONS from a SHEEPDOG (Laine)
12:15:1:15
12:15:1:15

WORKSHOPS:

  • The MINISTRY of EDITING (Stewart)
  • A SOULED-OUT PALATE (Hutchinson-Hayes)
1:15-1:45
1:15-1:45

LUNCH BREAK

1:45-2:45
1:45-2:45

WORKSHOPS:

  • HOW to MAKE a KILLING on REEDSY (Harrell)
  • EDITING FLASH FICTION (Reed)
3:00-4:00
3:00-4:00

WORKSHOPS:

  • COPYRIGHT BASICS and FAIR USE (Way)
  • STRONG WORDS for the WRITER (Holtz)
4:15-5:30
4:15-5:30

CLOSING SESSION

  • ECA AWARDS
  • KEYNOTE: An EDITOR”S IDENTITY CRISIS (Perkins)