Without a lot of introduction or fluff, I thought I'd share some tools that I find very helpful and would encourage you to consider if you are an author. Feel free to respond and add to this list... For edits, I depend on three things: My own review and revisions. A good editing/grammar review using one of the two applications (listed below) that I like best. A good (and paid) professional editor. Here are the applications I like best: Grammarly. This program integrates into your browser and applications, giving you real-time edits. It will give you a comprehensive report if you like but what I like best is its "correct-as-you-go" features. It runs while you work and automatically points out blaring errors while giving suggestions to fix. In fact, I'm using it right now. Website: http://grammarly.com Autocrit. I've actually used this one the longest. I love that I [...]
Saw this today and thought you'd like it. This is a really great list of available writing conferences... http://jodierennerediting.blogspot.ca/2014/01/writers-conferences-book-festivals-in.html Have a great weekend!