This three-part course will provide you with an overview of fiction editing, commercial and literary, including how to assess a piece of writing, developing strategies on character development and maintaining voice, and tips on how to communicate feedback with an author.
This course is for editors interested in working in fiction. Whether you have edited short passages of work or copy for marketing and publicity purposes or just haven’t edited fiction before, this course could help further your career.
Over three days you will learn what’s different about Editing Fiction and cover areas such as categories of fiction, timelines and other plot grids, characterisation recording, marking up dialogue, continuity of plot and using a style sheet.
Please note that this is NOT a creative writing course so will be unsuited to authors wishing for information on how best to edit their own work.
Who is this course for?
Editorial staff and freelancers already working on/interested in working on fiction
Those looking to work in an editorial role in the publishing industry
SPEAKER – Niamh Mulvey
Niamh Mulvey is a writer and freelance editor. She spent ten years working in-house in the UK publishing industry, in children’s fiction and adult literary fiction. She now works with individual writers as a freelance editor and writing coach.
Niamh’s work has appeared in the Irish Times, The Bookseller, The Stinging Fly, Image Magazine, Banshee and The Pool. Her short story collection Hearts and Bones will be published by Picador in 2022 and her debut novel, The Amendments, will follow in 2023. She also writes a newsletter about the money side of the publishing business called In the Read.