how to become a published author

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How to Become a Published Author

Sarena Wolfaard of Handspring Publishing generously presents this highly informative webinar.

Some topics explored during the webinar are:

Finding a suitable publishing company.
What are publishers looking for?
How can authors support publishers and visa versa?
How to clarify your thinking, and hone an outline for a book?
The importance of reflecting on the intended audience for the book.
Writing style, preparing a sample chapter, and so much more!


Sarena Wolfaard

Sarena started her career in the early 1980s as a copy editor on science, math and biology textbooks in South Africa. She joined Harcourt in 1998 as Senior Commissioning Editor and later became Publisher for Elsevier on projects for Health Professionals, working with prominent figures in the field to develop the Manual Therapy list. She also commissioned for Hodder Education and Jessica Kingsley Publishers before embarking on the dream of creating a publishing company to promote and expand the area of Manual Therapy and Bodywork. She is a trained massage therapist, a teacher of a 5Rhythms movement practice and currently studies Process Oriented Psychotherapy. Sarena has co-authored a chapter: The 5Rhythms Movement practice: Journey to Wellbeing, Empowerment, and Transformation in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing, published in 2017




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