Wednesday, 11 September 2013

September 22 & 29 - Memoir Editing Workshop


Are Your Memoirs Unmemorable?


(or do they just need an edit?)

Over two half-days I will show you how to self-edit your memoirs and make your life come alive long after you are gone.

You will learn:

* how to avoid common mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure
* the importance of clarity, tone, and point-of-view
* the difference between active and passive voice
* proper use of dialogue
* the art of subtlety, and
* how to birth a new metaphor and bury the dead one – murder those clich├ęs!

Dates: September 22 and September 29
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Shelburne Public Library
Cost: $50.00
Contact: Kelly James at 519-925-8874 or kjames@editors.ca

Kelly James is currently enrolled in the Copy Editing/Publishing certificate program at Ryerson University. She is an alumnus of the Humber School for Writers, and a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada. All net proceeds will be donated to the Shelburne Library and the Dufferin Arts Council.

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