Editors and first-time authors

 

Meeting: Wednesday 24 February 2010
Friends Lounge, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra
6.30 pm, networking and nibbles from 6.00 pm

Have you ever wondered what it must be like for a first-time author to experience their first comprehensive edit? What it is for an author to be told to change the words they’ve sweated over for months, or even years?

Anne-Maree Britton from the ACT Writers Centre will describe, from the author’s perspective, her experiences and those of others, as she has helped many an aspiring author through this difficult but rewarding phase.

Anne-Maree Britton has been the Director of the ACT Writers Centre for 15 years. She finds editors to both assess and edit manuscripts for writers as well as to talk about the process of editing.
As the author of short stories she has also had her own work edited.