Expired Edit Like a Pro: Self-Editing Narrative Writing, By Victoria Griffin

Although the self-editing process varies for each writer and each manuscript, understanding the
basic structure and tools for self-editing helps writers create stronger, more polished
manuscripts. Knowledge of the universal editing process serves as a foundation for writers to
develop their own personal editing style and to adjust the process for each project.

In this workshop, we will discuss the basic levels of editing, including developmental editing,
line editing, and proofreading. Attendees will learn about topics including structure and pacing,
character development, voice, and adherence to style guides. We will also explore the purpose
of line editing and methods for improving the clarity, concision, and consistency of prose.

The workshop will cover roadblocks and pitfalls writers commonly experience during the editing
process, and we will discuss how to productively combat such problems.

Writers will learn about common issues professional editors see and how to correct. Attendees
will leave with a blueprint for designing their personal editing process and an understanding of
key elements to look for at each stage of self-editing.

Victoria Griffin is a professional book editor and the owner of an editing and book design
company, Blue Pen, where she oversees a team of editors and other industry professionals. She
is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Knoxville Writers’ Guild.
Victoria has published more than forty pieces of short fiction and is represented by Sandy Lu of
Book Wyrm Literary Agency. She is the author of Edit Like a Pro, a practical workbook for self-
editing fiction and narrative nonfiction. Victoria spends much of her time backpacking in the
Great Smoky Mountains and attempting to wear out her incessantly hyper husky. Find her
at VictoriaGriffin.com and BluePenBooks.com.

All KWG Workshops are $50 for non-members, $30 for members and $15 for student members.
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Pre-registration, especially via the website, is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on
the Thursday prior to the event. Walk-ins are welcome but there will be a $10 surcharge. Save
money and help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check
payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O.
Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326).

  •  June 10, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm


201 3rd Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37917, United States

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