This course will teach you foundational skills, which you can use when beginning a manuscript or bring to a work-in-progress. We will also tackle many critical questions. What is the difference between a structural and copy edit? How do you keep track of your style? How do you pare things back when they are getting unruly? What should you hold on to and what should you let go? How do you best review material?
Angela Meyer – an award-winning writer as well as a leading publishing professional – will also take you through the process of working with an editor if your manuscript is accepted for publication. You will have an opportunity to workshop your own material, as well as discuss your progress with fellow participants. This is a chance to get your story and prose into the best shape it possibly can be before submitting it to agents and publishers.
Editing Skills for Creative Writers is designed for writers at any stage in their drafting process, with a particular focus on writing long-form fiction. Featuring special guests throughout the course, this is a rare opportunity to develop your writing in real time, with writing and editing experts alike, while gaining new skills you can carry with you for the rest of your career.
This program will also include the rare opportunity to have a sample of your work copy-edited by a Senior Editor from Allen & Unwin. You will work towards providing a 2000–3000 word piece, which will receive two rounds of revisions returned to you following the conclusion of the course.