The goal of this workshop is to give you tools to become a better editor for your own work. We’ll see how to spot glitches, what to question, and where to find answers. We’ll cover typos, grammar, and usage. We’ll talk common pitfalls and frequent flubs.

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Time: three Sundays, 09:00 to 11:00

Duration: 3 October - 17 October, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Description

Open to all

Limited to 12 participants

Producing crisp, error-free prose presents a polished image and helps you stand out in a crowd of writers. If you have a great editor, they’ll appreciate a clean draft. And if you’re working without a net, editing yourself is crucial. We’ll talk tips and tricks, whether you’re writing for a publication, submitting a manuscript, or re-reading your own words before you hit post. 

The goal of this workshop is to give you tools to become a better editor for your own work. We’ll see how to spot glitches, what to question, and where to find answers. We’ll cover typos, grammar, and usage. We’ll talk common pitfalls and frequent flubs. Toward the end of the workshop, we’ll put into practice a bit of what we’ve learned: I’ll provide a few brief writing samples and we’ll tackle the editing, addressing questions as they arise.

Workshop leader

Daniel Shumski is a Montreal-based writer and editor. He has worked as a copy editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and as a digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune. His food and travel writing has brought readers ramen in Tokyo, pizza in Chicago, and ice cream in Buenos Aires. As a cookbook author, he has sold more than 400,000 copies in Canada and the United States. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University.

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Please note that workshop registration is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Payment is required to confirm your place in the workshop. 

Payments are to be made online via credit card or PayPal. Click on the link below to add the workshop to your shopping cart, then proceed to payment. QWF Members must be logged in to receive their discount. If you are not already a QWF member, you will have the option of purchasing a Membership, in which case you will receive the discounted workshop rate.

If you are unable to pay online, you can temporarily reserve a place by registering online. Your payment must be made to the QWF office by cheque or cash within 7 days of registration or it will automatically be cancelled.

If the workshop is full, you will have the option of joining the waiting list. If a space becomes available, all those on the waiting list will be notified at once by email. The available spot will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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