21st March 2020 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Learn how to become a more objective reader of your work with a day of advice and practical exercises from professional editors in the publishing industry. You will receive help and guidance on how best to approach the editing process, and develop the tools you need to make your work the best it can possibly be ahead of submission to an editor, literary agent or publisher. Along with an invaluable one-to-one session with an editor of your choice, find out how to take your editing to the next level.
9.30-10.00 Morning refreshments and a chance to meet fellow members of the group you will be attending the morning sessions with.
10.00-11.25 Session One: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Find out about the common pitfalls an editor frequently encounters when approaching a manuscript, and how these can be avoided. You will work on practical exercises demonstrating these common pitfalls.
11.30-12.30 Session Two: Becoming An Editor
Learn how to become a reader of your own work rather than its writer, with an opportunity to live edit.
You will work on a sample text to see what changes you would make, which will then be discussed with the group. Editing isn't an exact science, so we will discuss what editorial choices authors can make and why-and how these impact on the readers.
12.30-1.00 Both groups will come together for an open networking session with lunch included.
1.00-2.30 A 10-minute one-to-one session with one of the editors in which you will have the opportunity to discuss the extract of your work that you sent in advance of the event.
Prior to the event you will receive an email from the W&A Team offering you the opportunity to send across a section of your work to be assessed by one of the editors present on the day. This must be a Word or PDF file, contain no more than 2,000 words, appear in 12pt font and be double spaced.
Editors to be confirmed shortly.
The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 09:30, with drinks provided upon arrival.
Please send the 2,000 word extract you wish to discuss in your one-to-one session to firstname.lastname@example.org.