Self-editing is an essential skill for every writer. Being able to spot your weaknesses and evaluate and polish your own prose will improve your writing and make you a more confident, skillful writer. Some writers shrink from self-editing because it can be dull or, worse, painful. But the process of self-editing can be an exciting and fulfilling one if you learn how to think like an editor.
Understanding what a good editor does—how she reads, what she looks for, and the decisions she makes when editing—will help you fine-tune your writing and self-editing skills; it will also improve your ability to communicate clearly with any professional editor. In this three-hour hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to spot and fix common grammar, style, and content issues and practice editing sample pieces of writing and a selection of your own writing. You’ll also receive a list of helpful resources, a self-editing checklist, and feedback from the instructor, a seasoned editor.
Open to writers of all levels and genres.
Class Limit is 20.