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Masterclass: Nancy Doherty on Editing
Code: W17  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,
Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
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Join international editor Nancy Doherty for an exclusive Masterclass in editing fiction and literary non-fiction. This unique opportunity is open to writers and editors seeking professional development of their editing skills. Nancy will provide practical advice on the elements of editing, including the structural editing and line-editing necessary to bring out the best in a piece of writing and ready it for publication.

Participation in the Masterclass program is by application only. Class size is strictly limited to 12 participants. Applicants are asked to read a short story, line-edit it and submit a short 500-word assessment of it, along with a brief overview of what they would like to take from the class, including three important questions they would like Nancy to address during the session.

Applications close Friday 27 April at 5pm sharp. Successful applicants will then be contacted and offered a place in the class.

To download further information and application materials, please go to ‎

Presented in association with the NSW Writers’ Centre. Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 6.5 hours
Maximum capacity: 12 participants

Nancy Doherty (International)

Nancy Doherty has honed her editing skills over decades in a career encompassing many aspects of publishing. She has been an award-winning reporter at the Anchorage Daily News, managing editor of New Jersey Monthly magazine and a contributing editor to the Book-of-the-Month Club. She also worked as an editor for Simon & Schuster, Atheneum and Grossett & Dunlap publishers. Nancy now runs a book-editing business in rural Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband, author Joe McGinniss.