The Writing Craft II. Editing: The Writing Masterclass Every Writer Needs to Take

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Archived

Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

In this two-hour workshop, award-winning editor Peter Midgley approaches the craft of editing from multiple perspectives. As a writer, he looks at an author’s needs; as an editor, he looks at the editor’s goal; as someone who works in publishing, he considers the publishers’ end goal. Finally, as an avid reader, he considers the reader’s perspective.

What exactly do we mean when we talk about editing? What does a good editor do? How do you go about editing your own work? This workshop will help you to ask the right questions and to recognize a really good edit(or).

In the end, editing is about collaboration, so be prepared to work together on some real-life editing conundrums!

Registration includes coffee & tea. Pick up a light snack beforehand at the Human Bean on the main floor.

The seminar is directed toward people with a strong interest in writing, but no publishing experience is required.

Information: or (204) 927-7323


Millennium Library

  • 251 Donald Street