Editorial Methods

Coaching Writers: Beyond the Copyedit

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This is an ADVANCED SKILLS class.

What happens when a copyeditor realizes the problems with a text go well beyond what can be fixed with a good copyedit? What tools can you rely on when you have to tell a writer that the writing itself has to be improved before it even reaches the copyediting stage?

Perking Up Sentences


Skill level: Intermediate
Instructor: Connie Hale

Once sentences are lean, can you help make them lithe and lovely? In addition to fixing syntactical pits and bumps, we want to encourage writers to play with sound and tone. Copyeditors should develop an ear for a writer’s voice to help take text to a higher literary level.

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