Workshops

Editing Your Manuscript with Ana Fletcher

Calendar
Saturday 13 July
Location
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Time
10.00 - 13.00
Price
£ 45.00 - £35.00 conc

Join professional editor Ana Fletcher for a three-hour workshop where you will explore techniques to edit your own writing.

Editing your own work is key to making it the very best version of itself. In this session, Ana will lead you through her editing process and guide you through the important decision of what your book is setting out to do.

Together, we’ll explore the idea that good editing is about tuning into your responses as a reader, and we’ll use those as a starting point to get curious about what’s happening at the level of the text.

We’ll then spend some time looking at the most common issues that come up in prose manuscripts, and how you start to tackle those. Ana will also share her five line editing techniques that you can apply to any piece of writing.

Suitable for writers of fiction, memoir and creative non-fiction.

 

Part of NCW Academy

Ana Fletcher

Ana Fletcher has edited works of fiction and non-fiction by a number of prize-winning and bestselling authors, including Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Tessa Hadley, Anthony Horowitz, Howard Jacobson, Daisy Johnson, Ian McEwan, Jeanette Winterson and Evie Wyld. She spent five years as a senior editor at Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and two years with the independent press And Other Stories. In 2024, she founded Unfolding Edits to demystify the art of editing, and today runs editorial training and edits books for the Big Four publishers and several independent houses.