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Editing for Writers

Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior

Location: Online via Zoom in collaboration with Aurelius Productions

Next date: Saturday 17 April 2021

Online workshop from 10.30 to 4.30pm via Zoom. 

Questions about editing come up frequently in writing classes, regardless of whether we are talking about fiction or non-fiction, writing books, writing for magazines, or blogging. Some of the most frequent questions include:

  • What do writers need to know about editing?
  • How much editing does the writer need to do?
  • What do editors actually do?
  • What are the usual editing processes for print publishing?
  • Is this different for online?
  • What about self-publishing?

This practical one-day intensive will cover as much ground as we can as we try to answer the above questions and more!  There will be pragmatic guidance on self-editing processes, to include: grammar and punctuation, formatting, fact-checking, and the legal stuff.

You’ll get some handy notes to keep for future reference, too. 

About the tutor

Tutor Dorothy Max Prior is a published writer of non-fiction stories and essays. She has written about theatre, performance, art and music for over 30 years, and is editor of Total Theatre Magazine.

She is also an established theatre writer, dramaturg and director working across the UK, Europe and South America; and has over 20 years experience teaching creative writing at arts centres and universities across the world. www.dorothymaxprior.com

Testimonials

‘Max is very positive and encouraging.’

‘Inspirational and relevant.’ 

‘The other students were respectful and kind and interesting. Max offered incisive feedback and was an inspiration.’ 

‘I liked the relaxed atmosphere.’

‘Knowledgeable tutor! Constructive criticism and time for everyone’s work to be heard and critiqued.

‘Positive environment, great teacher, interesting group.’