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Editing with Cher Tan

Editing is part and parcel of writing. Whether this means editing yourself or others, understanding how to edit is one way to learn how to write well, and better. Join Cher Tan to develop your own editing muscles in this online workshop.


Workshop attendees will discuss and learn about the ethics of editing, including but not limited to: cultural sensitivity, styles of editing, how to find and pitch writers, and what to do when you get a first draft. Other critical questions include: What is the difference between a structural and copy edit? How does one keep track of their style? How do you know what to keep and what to remove?

This is an interactive workshop where participants will be given tools for improving their editing skills, as well as have an opportunity to edit a sample nonfiction piece.


Suitable for early-career and emerging writers wanting to understand their practise better, and to learn how to get their prose into the best shape possible.


About Cher Tan

Cher Tan is an essayist and critic in Narrm/Melbourne, via Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide and Singapore. Her work has appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Runway Journal, the Guardian, and Cordite Poetry Review, amongst others. She is an editor at Liminal and the reviews editor at Meanjin. Her debut essay collection, Peripathetic: Notes on (Un)belonging, is forthcoming in 2024.


Members $88 / Non-members $140

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you, please check your spam/junk folders. A recording will be available to registered participants for two weeks after the event.


—Not yet a Writers SA member? Join here for as little as $60!

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!


  • Starts: March 25th, 2023 1:00 PM
  • Finishes: March 25th, 2023 4:00 PM

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Editing with Cher Tan

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