I dislike editing. You write and write and write in order to reach that deadline and to express what you want to express and then when you do finish it you haven’t actually finished it! You have to re-read it and re-read it again and so by then your sick of your own words and want to throw it out the window. Maybe I’m over personalizing at the end there, but in any case I find editing my work takes more effort than actually writing the essay or article but it is one of the most important things to do.
If my experience is anything like yours and you wish to refine the art of editing in order to perfect your writing then I can recommend Dr Maureen-Helen’s workshop “Memoirs/Biography: Editing and Rewriting”. This workshop is for novice writers and for those who want to perfect their writing through editing, feedback and managing drafts. She will teach you a number of methods and approaches to help you get your writing and editing life on track.
For those who are unfamiliar with Dr Maureen-Helen she is an experienced writer, teacher and published author. Her memoir, Other People’s Country (ABC Books, 2008) was listed for a Walkey Award and short-listen for WA Premier’s Book Awards (SLWA WA History Prize). Her formal qualifications include a PhD in Writing.
The workshop goes from 1:30pm – 4:30pm on Sunday 12th July.
Please refer to the flyer for information on the workshop, how to apply and the cost for members and non members.