Editing and Beta Reading
Wednesday, January 24th 6 – 9:30pm
$60 per student
Editing and Beta Reading – Audience: adults, beginners and emerging.
Struggling to polish your manuscript or get feedback that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg? Learn the art of self-editing and training beta readers. Perfect for writers groups, and emerging authors who are looking to develop the skills needed to improve their work ready for submission.
This workshop will take you through in intricacies of structural and line editing, giving feedback to other writers and training beta readers to give feedback to you.
Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the publisher/CEO of the Story City GPS app, which allows participants to take part in a story set in the location they are standing. Emily is the winner of the Brisbane City Council inaugural $25,000 Innovation Award for her Story City project, which creates real life choose-your-own-adventure stories around cities, and winner of the 2016 QLD Literary Award’s Young Writer and Publisher of the Year. Emily has spoken to teenagers, teachers, journalists and writers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on writing, editing, ebooks, and digital/multi-media storytelling, and was the Digital Writer in Residence at Brisbane State High School in 2014-2015.
She writes YA fiction, with her latest series, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, written as though you are reading the main character’s Facebook page. She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The Institute for the Future of the Book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s The Great South East and in various newspaper publications for her writing projects.