Structural editing of non-fiction: where good writing and clear thinking meet


Presenter: Pamela Hewitt

Saturday, 23 February 2019
Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen Town Centre
Cost: $250 (members) $400 (non-members) - includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch

About the course

The first workshop for the year is Pamela Hewitt’s structural editing course.

Register now at TryBooking:

Structural editing involves developing the logic and flow of a piece of writing, shaping and presenting the text in harmony with its internal progression. This is an important and creative process. Editors almost always do it to some degree and the process is often intuitive. This all-day workshop examines the boundaries of structural editing and makes practical suggestions for approaching and carrying out the task.

Pamela Hewitt is an IPEd-accredited editor who has been involved in editing and publishing
for over 25 years. After an in-house career in educational and academic editing, she
established a freelance editorial business. A qualified teacher and experienced lecturer,
Pamela has presented face-to-face and online editing and writing programs for universities,
vocational educational colleges, writers’ centres, and societies of editors around Australia
and internationally.

Costs include morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

Register now at TryBooking:

Course outline

What is structural editing?

  • Three steps to fixing flawed structure
  • Breaking down the elements of a text

The shape of things

  • Size counts: editing to meet a word limit
  • Births, deaths and marriages: structural revision for strong openings, conclusions and

Structure and genre

  • Multi-author documents
  • Structuring digital publications
  • Creative non-fiction approaches

Things fall apart

  • Practical tools to improve structure
  • If it ain’t broke…


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