Do Writers Need Editors?

Do Writers Need Editors?
27 Oct 2015 at 06:00 pm
27 Oct 2015 at 08:00 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,


Join academic and editorial expert Susan Greenberg, who will be launching her publication, Editors Talk about Editing: Insights for Readers, Writers and PublishersThe book collects interviews with writers, publishers and editorial practitioners at the top of their game across newspaper publications, magazines, book publishing, broadcast news, academic publishing and digital curation. Each interview encourages responses that explore related aspects of creativity and human judgment, and reflect upon how editing skills and culture can be shared, and why it remains central in the rapidly changing digital age. Susan joins top literary agent Carole Blake, who is interviewed in the book,  and author, screenwriter and playwright Courttia Newland in a vibrant and informative panel discussion about the editing process, asking the question: ‘do writers need editors?’.

This talk will be chaired by award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster Anita Sethi.

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Our co-hosts for this event, Spread the Word, are one of TLC’s Free Reads partners, and London’s writer development agency, funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). We provide high quality, low cost opportunities for writers to improve their craft and develop their careers. We identify and support talented writers from a diversity of backgrounds and we encourage as many people as possible to try creative writing as a means of self-­expression. Spread the Word also derives income from box office sales, commissions, a Friends scheme, sponsorships, and from Trusts and Foundations on a project‐by-­project basis in order to further our charitable objectives. For more information, visit the website here.


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