Sample Schedule

Wednesday Evening

7:00–8:00 p.m. Early Registration (Hotel Lobby)

Thursday

8:00–8:30 Gather 1/2 Registration, Bookstore, Coffee, Refreshments
8:30–8:45 Gather 1/2 Welcome & Announcements
8:45–9:30 Keynote 1 Gather 1/2 Don’t Add and Don’t Take Away: The Christian Editor’s Challenge—Selma Wilson

9:45–11:00

Session 1

Gather 1/2

Coffee with Selma (Q&A)—

Selma Wilson

Gather 3 Editing for Suspense in Fiction—Joel Armstrong

11:15–12:30

Session 2

Gather 1/2 The Physiology of Proofreading—Robert Hudson
Gather 3 Starting Your Freelance Editing Business—Christi McGuire
12:30–1:15 Gather 1/2 Lunch

1:30–2:45

Session 3

Gather 1/2 Order in the Book: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication—Christy Callahan
Gather 3 Fiction Techniques to Make Your Nonfiction Book Stand Out—Joel Armstrong

3:00–4:15

Session 4

Gather 1/2 Substantive Fiction Editing—Karin Beery
Gather 3 From Stage to Page—James Watkins
4:15–4:30 Gather 1/2 Afternoon Refreshments, Bookstore

4:30–5:45

Session 5

Gather 1/2 CWMS Q&A—Robert Hudson
5:45–6:00 Gather 1/2 Closing
6:00–6:30 Gather 1/2 Bookstore
6:00–8:30 Dinner on own
8:30–9:30 Gather 1/2 Worship and prayer time (tentative time)

Friday

8:00–8:30 Gather 1/2 Bookstore, Coffee, Refreshments
8:30–8:45 Gather 1/2 Announcements
8:45–9:30 Keynote 2 Gather 1/2 You Don’t Say: Good Editing for Bad Words—Robert Hudson

9:45–11:00

Session 6

Gather 1/2 Nerds Love Easter Eggs: Series Editing in Speculative Fiction—Amy Williams
Gather 3 Crazy Spelling: How to Catch What Others Miss—Christy Callahan

11:15–12:30

Session 7

Gather 1/2 Scheduling Your Time for Effective Editing—Ken Walker
Gather 3 Understanding Genres—Karin Beery
12:30–1:15 Gather 1/2 Lunch

1:30–2:45

Session 8

Gather 1/2 A Short Course on Permissions—Robert Hudson
Gather 3 Don’t Become a Digital Dinosaur! Adapting to the Changing Publishing World—James Watkins

3:00–4:15

Session 9

Gather 1/2 Letting Your Creative Juices Flow—Ken Walker
Gather 3 Your Baby Is Ugly: 10 Tips to Effective Communication with Your Author Clients—Amy Williams
4:15–4:30 Gather 1/2 Afternoon Refreshments, Bookstore
4:30–5:45 Session 10 Gather 1/2 Faculty Panel Q&A
5:45–6:00 Gather 1/2 Closing
6:00–6:30 Gather 1/2 Bookstore

Schedule is subject to change.