Writing craft

Editing Tips #53


Hi! I’m Kathy Ide. In addition to being a published author, I’m a full-time professional freelance editor. For CAN, I’m blogging about tips for writers based on the manuscripts I edit.


Speaking Engagements – Creating A Speaker Resume

CANHi.  Winnie Griggs here again with the next installment in my posts about speaking engagements.  So far we’ve covered why book speaking engagements, dealing with butterflies and selecting a topic.  Today we’re going to talk about creating your speaker’s resume.

Why is that necessary?  Well a speaker resume is a great tool for growing your opportunities to secure better speaking engagements.   And coordinators for conferences and workshops, who often get flooded with applications and proposals, will use this document to evaluate the potential speakers against each others and against their particular needs.  This may be the ONLY tool they use to decide whether to issue you an invitation or not.