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Advanced manuscript editing
Tue 4 July 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time
All good writing is rewriting. In this masterclass, we’ll look at the techniques great writers use to recraft and finesse their work; then we’ll find those that work for us. We’ll learn to identify the sins of ‘bad’ writing that dilute the ‘wow’ factor.
But editing your own work requires precision. The art of the edit is being able to identify the problem in your own work. So, armed with that understanding we’ll be able to identify the ‘offending’ parts of our own work and begin knowing what to do to fix them. We’ll build a repertoire of editing skills—to avoid further lapses.
The masterclass will include:
- Text analysis and understanding of writing elements:
- Structure, style, POV, characterisation, dialogue, plot, showing and not telling… and more
- Self-editing techniques
Participants are asked to send 6-8 pages of their writing by 30 May 2017. The writing can be of any genre including fiction or non-fiction. There will be individual feedback for each participant.
Shelley Kenigsberg is a prominent freelance editor, writer and trainer. She runs S K Publishing (working with a range of private and publishing clients) and, since 2009, has presented Editing in Paradise masterclass programs. In 2012, Writing in Paradise began and now, both programs are fun in (as the name suggests) paradisiacal places. She is currently involved in training editors, mentoring writers, and editing and writing for trade, corporate, academic and educational, government and private clients.
Cancellation of Workshop, Withdrawals & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents). Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.
- Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy a 10% discount on all our courses.
- ALAP’S BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Enjoy a 10% discount on each ticket when you sign-up for two tickets in one purchase
- ALAP’s THREE N MORE DISCOUNT: Form a group of three and more and enjoy a 15% discount on each ticket in one purchase
Please request ALAP staff for the discount code, before registering and paying for the workshops via Eventbrite.
For enquiries, please contact ALAP staff:
Prema: 6848 8297
Judi: 6848 8295