I’m always excited when I get the opportunity to speak to a new community of writers. And so the 16th Atlanta Writers Conference was super fun, for all the usual reasons, plus the whole “newness” thing. But not only was it a new community for me, I also tried out a few new things with my talks.
For one thing, this was my first live presentation of “Choosing the Right Editorial Service for You,” a webinar I’ve done in the past that was based on an article I published years ago in The Writer magazine. I also did a more interactive workshop version of my popular talk, “Polishing Your Work for Publication.” This worked out really well and we all had a great time!
You opened my eyes to so many things about publishing. I have a long road ahead but am confident because of your teachings I’ll have no regrets and not lose or get screwed out of money. You are a gem and truly help others like me!—Kimberley Link
Ally made three presentations at the May 2017 Atlanta Writers Conference on book proposals, finding the right editing service, and polishing manuscripts for publication. She was a delight to work with before and during the conference. In the words of one participant: Ally Machate was great! She gave very useful information in a very humorous, down-to-earth manner. She is a treasure!—George Weinstein, Organizer and Author
Ally’s tips on identifying problem areas in your writing have helped me find my weaknesses and strengthen my work in progress. The information was just what I needed to clean up my manuscript.—Jill Cobb, AuthorAlly did a great job in presenting the material. She was so knowledgeable and approachable!—Laura Hylton
You can find out more about upcoming events or conferences by visiting https://atlantawritersconference.com or you may contact George Weinstein, the Atlanta Writers Conference Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder of The Writer’s Ally, Ally E. Machate is a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant who loves using her insider knowledge and experience with the publishing industry to lead serious authors toward success. She and her team live to help make great books happen, whether that means showing a writer how to improve a manuscript, get an agent, or self-publish; or coaching an author on growing her platform to sell more books. Since 1999, she has supported hundreds of authors on their publishing journey and takes pride in serving as their books’ best ally.