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Archived content for the tag ‘editing’

May 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

Katie Spain joins us as our Writer in Residence and we took her aside to have a quick – but meaningful – Q&A with her. Katie will be hosting The Art of Feature Writing workshop in June. If you were a supermarket item, what would you be and why? Froot […]

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November 5th, 2014 | News | Tags:

On Saturday 15 November Elizabeth Manning DE (National Mentoring Program Coordinator) is offering a free workshop for editors who are interested in being mentors in the program. If you’re thinking of applying to become a mentor, this is your opportunity to find out from the national and state coordinators exactly […]

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November 4th, 2014 | Blog, Editing, Insights, Perfecting the craft | Tags:

By Kevin O’Brien Why not join us for the Fiction Feedback focus group? I should start this blog post by saying that good editors will ask you more than five questions about your novel, but I’ve chosen the following issues in particular as they can be the hardest to fix […]

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October 29th, 2014 | Blog, Insights | Tags:

By Lynette Washington This year I embarked on the biggest editing job of my career. In the past I’d edited individual stories, mammoth technical manuals, small magazines, brochures and websites, but I’d never edited a collection of short stories, and this task felt different. More important. The collection, which came […]

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June 3rd, 2014 | Blog, Getting Started, Short Stories | Tags:

If you are not fortunate enough to have an editor then a little distance between the completion of a first draft and an edit can be useful. Time to forget what you were actually writing about can help the writer to approach the story as a reader might. Can you […]

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April 30th, 2014 | Blog, Editing, Insights, Perfecting the craft | Tags:

By Katy McDevitt NB: SAWC is holding an Editing Bootcamp. Register early to avoid disappointment. Here’s a proposition for you: editors are the most misunderstood of any publishing professional. Let’s test it out. What do you think of when I ask you to imagine an editor? Perhaps a dainty woman […]

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February 5th, 2014 | Blog, Editing, Tips | Tags:

Here are some editing tips that we’d like to share we you. We also have a copy of this article on our website. There are many different ways to edit your work. Some writers edit and polish as they go, while others wait until they have a complete first draft. […]

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September 23rd, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Insights, Perfecting the craft | Tags:

This is a snippet from a brief talk I’ll be giving at the SA Writers Centre this Thursday on the subject of what editors do.  Whenever I tell people I’m a book editor, and the conversation doesn’t swiftly move on, their first question is usually, ‘So what do editors do?’ […]

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