The Art and Craft of Editing

Thursday 24th of June

9.30 – 11.30am

Cherise Saywell

About this Session

Editing can generate almost visceral anxiety in doctoral students. This highly practical workshop clarifies the difference between writing and editing; examines different types of editing, with particular focus on structural editing (often the most difficult); acknowledges the emotional impact of self-editing and being edited by others; and offers strategies and frameworks to turn editing into a manageable, and even enjoyable, part of the writing process.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be better able to look at their work objectively; differentiate between different types of editing and the function of each type; apply editing techniques to a whole text, a section, a paragraph or a sentence.  

Who might be interested?

Doctoral researchers in all disciplines of arts and humanities, particularly Y3s in the writing-up stage and those researchers who may be returning to writing after a gap. 

Participant Pre-requisites

No previous knowledge of editing required, but useful to have some writing ongoing on which to test out the techniques outlined in the workshop. 

Click Here to Register (Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

First published: 27 May 2021