Brush Up Your Prose: An Editing Masterclass with Richard Sheehan

Brush Up Your Prose: An Editing Masterclass with Richard Sheehan
8 Dec 2015 at 06:00 pm
8 Dec 2015 at 08:00 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,

TLC Editing Masterclass 

These days, when so many people can self-publish, and agents and commercial publishers want polished manuscripts, the art of close editing has become key to a writer’s success. Yet many don’t know the difference between copy-editing, proofreading, structural editing or the new kid on the block – proof editing, and many waste money in the process of finding out. Join one of TLC’s highly recommended professional copy-editors, Richard Sheehan, for a fantastically useful session which will give you an overview of the various editorial stages, and drill down into how a professional editor works to clean up a manuscript. This Masterclass will transfer vital knowledge and skills for you to move forward with your own writing, and is suitable for writers with an interest in editing, as well as for those interested in pursuing a career in editing who would like to learn the basics first. Places are strictly limited.

TutorRichard Sheehan

Richard Sheehan is a writer and a qualified copy-editor and proofreader. He is a Professional Member of the SfEP and has been trained by both the SfEP and the Publishing Training Centre. Richard has copy-edited and proofread over 130 novels and non-fiction books, including memoirs, essays and newsletters as well as many other types of documentation. Richard has also worked with Pan Macmillan (Tor Books), Ebury Publishing, The School of Life, Stork Press, Troubador Publishing, Hodder & Stoughton, Alliance Publishing Press, The History Press, Biteback Publishing, Robson Press, Roman Books, Black Library, as well as a growing number of self-publishing clients. He can be approached for jobs via TLC.


You can book your ticket online here, or by calling the Free Word box office on 020 7324 2570.

Discount on Editing

All participants will be eligible for a 15% discount on a professional copy-edit/proofread of their work through Richard. This can be on fiction or non-fiction work, and must be claimed within three months of the Masterclass. Please note that Richard books work in advance, so cannot guarantee immediate availability; do therefore plan in advance if you wish to take advantage of this limited offer. For a sense of the kind of work Richard edits, please see here.