Emerging Writer Workshop Series: Copy Editing

Emerging Writer Workshop Series: Copy Editing with David Jón Fuller

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1H3, Phone: 204-943-7555.

Cost: $30 or $100 for all four workshops (MEA members pay $25), contact  or 943-7555 to register.

Whether you’re working on a rewrite, polishing a manuscript for submission, or sending an article on deadline, this workshop will teach you how to clean up your prose. You’ll also learn how to work with style sheets, edit for length, and make your writing stronger and sharper. Copy editing isn’t just about hacking away at your beautiful prose — it’s about cutting away the crap so the beauty shows.

David Jón Fuller, Aqua Books Emerging Writer-in-Residence for January, was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to writing hundreds of newspaper articles, he has proofread and copy edited books on a wide array of subjects, from lesbian feminist drama to pre-Y2K mania to Aboriginal cultural stereotypes. He was the editor of North America’s oldest surviving ethnic newspaper, Lögbgerg-Heimskringla, and currently works as a copy editor for the Winnipeg Free Press.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Manitoba Editors’ Association.

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