Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Pomegranate Books, the monthly meeting of the local NC Writers’ Network group will offer a workshop.
Editing Your Own Work
In this workshop, Elizabeth King Humphrey and Addy Robinson McCulloch, both professional editors, will introduce the different levels of editing and discuss common weaknesses in manuscripts that come across their desks, including problems with voice, characterization, and writing style. Participants will walk away with a better idea of what to look for when editing their own work, including a self-editing “checklist” and information about affordable, reliable resources.
Elizabeth King Humphrey edits and writes external communications for a global contract research organization. She has taught online editing classes for UCSD Extension since 2012. Although she has edited for years, Elizabeth completed her University of Chicago editing certificate in 2011 and a certificate in technical and professional communications in 2012. Her book writing credits include Idiot’s Guide: Gluten-Free Eating (2014).
Addy Robinson McCulloch is a freelance writer and editor whose clients include Pearson Education and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Addy’s own work, mostly poetry and essays, has been published in both print and online journals and anthologies. Addy is a graduate of Duke University.
The Network’s Mission
The North Carolina Writers’ Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state. We provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. The North Carolina Writers’ Network believes that writing is necessary both for self-expression and a healthy community, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing and reading should be available to everyone.
A Statement of Belief
We believe that writing is necessary both for self-expression and community spirit, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing and reading should be available to everyone.