Redact 2013 - Training for Editors

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Are you looking for intensive training that builds on your skills and experience? Do you wish to learn new techniques and fresh approaches? Perhaps you are ready to be inspired and reinvigorated, or to discover a new field of editing?

Redact is a residential weekend course offered by Editors Victoria over the weekend of 10-11 August at the Grange Bellinzona in Hepburn Springs, central Victoria. This year the strands will be fiction editing, e-publishing and project management.

Join a group of no more than 12 for in-depth training in a specialist strand of your choice. Led by an industry expert, each group will workshop the key editorial processes and principles in their strand. Plenary sessions and meal breaks will provide opportunities to hear about participants' experiences in the other groups, and provide the setting for socialising and networking.

 Trainers for this event are:

  • fiction editing—Mandy Brett (Mandy Brett is a senior acquiring editor with Text Publishing working on both fiction and trade non-fiction titles.)
  • e-publishing—Sarah Fletcher (Sarah Fletcher is a freelance editor and trainer specialising in ebooks.)
  • project management—Kirstie Innes-Will and Niki Horin (Kirstie Innes-Will has over 12 years' experience in publishing, as both an in-house and freelance editor. Niki Horin has worked in book publishing for more than 10 years specialising in children's books. Both Kirstie and Niki have extensive experience in all areas of project management).

Detailed course outlines are available in the registration form. Note that Redact is planned for editors of at least two years' experience. Registrations are open and early bird bookings close on Sunday 30 June. Places are strictly limited, so book early! Places, and preferences for the three strands, will be allocated strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis. Download the registration form (PDF) and return by email to register.

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• redact, v. To put (matter) into proper literary form; to work up, arrange, or edit.