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Editing for Writers

Writing Workshop | Learn how an editor can help you polish your manuscript | Learn some Word tools that will help the editing process run more smoothly | Learn to recognise common writing errors and practise fixing them.

DATE:
Sunday, 5 March 2023
START:
12:00 am
END:
2:00 am
AGES:
AGE
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Jane Smith
Author
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  • Learn how an editor can help you polish your manuscript

  • Learn some Word tools that will help the editing process run more smoothly

  • Learn to recognise common writing errors and practise fixing them


Are you planning to publish a book? Prepare with Jane Smith!

This 2 hour workshop will equip you with the confidence to prepare your manuscript so you can get the best value from your editor. Jane is a published author, archivist, librarian and editor who will guide you with confidence. All proceeds support free literacy workshops for children at The Lighthouse Toowoomba.


What you’ll get out of the workshop

·       Learn how an editor can help you polish your manuscript

·       Learn some Word tools that will help the editing process run more smoothly

·       Learn to recognise common writing errors and practise fixing them

Format

Part 1: Editing intro

·       Overview of editing and publishing process

  • What are the different types of editing, and which do I need?

  • How do I find an editor?

  • What can I expect to happen during the editing process?

  • How can I get the most out of the process and the best value for money?

·       How to find the right editor


Part 2: Technology and tools

·       Style sheets

·       Word’s Track Changes feature

·       Word’s Styles feature


Part 3: Hone your writing

·       Common writing errors

·       Practical writing exercises to recognise and fix common errors

Duration

2 hours


Requirements

Participants will need to bring their own laptops with Microsoft Word installed.


Other

Participants will receive a list of resources they can turn to for more information.

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