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Workshop: Editing with Elena Gomez

7 August 2022 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this three-hour workshop, freelance editor, mentor and writer Elena Gomez will share foundational principles of editing compelling historical fiction. This workshop will cover different types of editing – including proofreading, copyediting and structural editing. Key structural elements covered include voice, structure, character and setting. This workshop will share editing tools that writers to apply to their own manuscripts, and principles specific to the requirements of the historical novel genre. Writers will come away with a better understanding of the editorial process as well as how to bring some of these principles to their own drafting process. The workshop will include some group activities and editorial exercises. There will be a 10-15 minute break.

This workshop will not be recorded.

About Elena Gomez

Elena Gomez is an experienced freelance book editor and writer. She has previously worked at Text Publishing, Sydney Living Museums and most recently at Penguin Random House as Deputy Managing Editor. Elena is Reviews Editor of Cordite Magazine, and Express Media’s Toolkits Poetry facilitator 2020–21. She is a mentor and researcher, and has experience on both sides of the editorial relationship as a published poet. Elena is experienced in a wide range of genre, including commercial and literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, health and personal development, memoir and biography. For further information:



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