Editing Skills Workshop

Editing Skills Workshop
15 Mar 2016 at 05:00 pm
15 Mar 2016 at 07:00 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,
£30 + VAT

Editing Skills Workshop, with Richard Sheehan

Following the success of our Editing Masterclass with professional book editor Richard Sheehan in 2015, we have designed a lecture format two-hour workshop for writers and aspiring editors that focuses on skills training in editing. Richard will give an overview of the evolution of the editing process within the context of the publishing industry and the self-publishing revolution, give clear definitions of the different stages of editing, and will then take the group through a series of practical exercises and examples which show how an editor will work through a manuscript to get it ready for bookshelves or digital publishing. Perfect for aspiring editors and writers wanting to skill up in the art of self-editing, this workshop has been designed to introduce a practical editing skillset that you can transfer to your own work, or put towards further training in editing.

This class will have a limited number of bursaried places, including travel costs (from outside of London), available for writers or aspiring editors on low income. Proof of income will be required as part of the application process for these tickets.

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 editing jobs via TLC.


You can book online here or via the Box Office on 020 7324 2570.


To apply for a bursary, please initially email Aki Schilz on . Please include a short covering letter explaining your reasons for applying. If you are able to, please also provide any proof of income as an email attachment and mark the email ‘TLC Editing Skills Bursary CONFIDENTIAL.’ Possible paperwork includes proof of claim for Jobseekers’ Allowance, Tax Credits, Disability Benefit, Income Support. Please also indicate if you are applying for a travel bursary what ticket price you are claiming for. We are particularly interested in hearing from writers and aspiring editors from diverse backgrounds (BAME, disabled, LGBQT, care-givers) who are currently under-represented.