The Next Draft – Structural Editing for Writers with Dr Laurel Cohn
Most writers know their manuscript will require a structural edit, but have little understanding of what this means. While editors play a crucial role in preparing a manuscript for publication, writers can take their own work to the next level of development with a structural edit of their manuscript.
This three-day course explains structural editing, how to go about it, and how to survive it. Breaking the process into stages, participants will learn strategies and tools to apply to their manuscript, with the course format allowing for discussion and feedback along the way as they work on their current draft.
The course is designed for writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction with a complete draft of their manuscript who are willing to explore the challenging inner terrain that underlies critical engagement
When: Three Saturdays – 5 May, 26 May, 16 June, 10am – 4pm Where: Byron Community College, Level 1, 107 Jonson Street Byron Bay Tickets: $290 / $260 Members or students
Laurel Cohn is a developmental editor passionate about communication and the power of stories in our lives, with a PhD in literary and cultural studies. Since the late 1980s she has been helping writers prepare their work for publication. She works with writers, publishers, businesses and community organisations, and is a popular workshop presenter.