Fewer and fewer publications have rigorous editing processes in place, which means writers who know how to polish their work stand a better chance of being published.

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Time: 10:00 to 16:00

Duration: 30 March, 2019

Location: QWF Office—1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3, Westmount, QC View map

Description

This workshop is open to all levels of writers in all genres. 

Fewer and fewer publications have rigorous editing processes in place, which means writers who know how to polish their work stand a better chance of being published. 

This one-day workshop will teach participants how to see their own work with fresh eyes using tips, tricks, and hands-on exercises. Participants will get a chance to edit their own work and get feedback on their editing. 

The workshop will cover:

  • The different types of editing including substantive editing, copyediting, fact checking, and proofreading
  • The difference between editing someone else’s work and editing your own work
  • How to see your own work with an editor’s eye
  • Editing for structure
  • Typical errors to look out for
  • How to “kill your darlings”
  • Ways to incorporate your inner editor (not your inner critic!) into your writing practice

Workshop leader

Maria Turner headshot
Credit: Photo credit: Montreal Gazette

Maria Schamis Turner is a founding editor and the previous editor-in-chief and creative nonfiction editor of the literary magazine carte blanche. She worked for 10 years on literary projects for CBC Radio, including as an editor for Canada Writes. She is also the producer of the true story storytelling series This Really Happened and has taught numerous workshops on storytelling. She currently works as an editor for Medscape Medical News, helping journalists structure news and features articles on complex and often technical topics.

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