Editing for Register, Tone, and Voice
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 3–4:30 pm ET
This is an ADVANCED SKILLS course
Instructor: Karen Conlin
You’re probably familiar with voice, and with tone, but register? It’s not often discussed in terms of the written word, coming as it does from the realm of linguistics. This course will explain the five major registers of speech as they translate to writing, and further delve into how they relate to voice and tone. Although the focus will initially be on the use of these concepts as they relate to fiction editing (and writing), other genres of publications are certain to come into the discussion as it develops.
Here are a few items that will be covered:
- Frozen, formal, consultative, casual, and intimate register definitions and examples
- How register relates to the narrative in fiction
- What effect register and tone have on voice, in narrative and dialogue
- How to help your author use register effectively in characterization
We look forward to your attendance in this Master Class. White tie not required.
All webinar times are in Eastern Time. Please note, registration for this class closes on Wednesday, July 18, at 10 pm ET.
Instructor Karen Conlin is an independent editor serving the indie author community since 2012. Her decades of editing experience encompass computer manuals, game materials, and educational software in addition to nearly a hundred novels, anthologies, and short stories. She won the Robinson Prize from ACES in 2018.