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AWIS Webinar: Navigating the Book Publishing Process: From Manuscript to Book
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When: 10/14/2014
12:00 PM ET
Presenter: Katherine Pickett, Owner/Editor at POP Editorial Services
Contact: Ric Weibl

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Navigating the Book Publishing Process:  From Manuscript to Book
  Katherine Pickett, Owner/Editor at POP Editorial Services
Who Should Attend: 
Any woman in STEM interested in publishing a book

The road to publication is a lot less scary when you know what to expect. In this webinar, editor and author Katherine Pickett returns with more insider tips to help you get your book published.  A veteran editor and author, Pickett will examine the processes that move a good idea for a book to the actual production and marketing of new books. 

You will walk away from this webinar with an understanding of:

  • The stages of book production
  • How to meet publishing professionals
  • Your roles in the publishing process


Katherine Pickett earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago and has been involved in the publishing industry for 15 years. Beginning with an internship in 1999, she spent 5 years as a production editor with McGraw-Hill Trade in Chicago before moving on to the medical textbook publisher Elsevier Inc. in St. Louis.

In 2006, Katherine left Elsevier to start her own company, POP Editorial Services, and is now a full-time freelance copy editor, proofreader, and developmental editor. She is author of Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro ( Through POP she offers copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing to authors and publishers across the country.

Throughout her career Katherine has edited more than 300 books in a wide range of topics and genres. She is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the St. Louis Publishers Association and is president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. She is also a polished speaker and workshop leader, educating writers and indie publishers about the book publishing industry since 2008. You can find her blog at

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