Saturday 17th and 24th June 2006
Professional Development Series

Professional Development Series

Saturday 17th and 24th June 2006

The Women in Publishing Society is proud to host guest lecturers Susanna Bryceson and Sherryl Clark, who will be visiting Hong Kong from Australia to present a limited series of professional development courses for editors and writers ¡V as well as for anyone interested in strengthening their business or creative language and writing skills.

All courses will be held at The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central.

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Susanna Bryceson has worked in non-fiction publications since the mid-1980s. She was Publisher for Victoria Press (working with government and community organisations); Editor of Police Life; and producer of all kinds of newsletters. She currently works freelance for businesses and government agencies, and teaches Advanced Editing, Corporate Writing and Non-fiction Writing at Victoria University in Melbourne. Susanna believes creating engaging public information is one of the most valuable ways to use one¡¦s writing skills.

Sherryl Clark is an award-winning author of more than 30 fiction books published for children and young adults. She is an Editor of Poetrix, a poetry journal, and her poems and short fiction appear in national anthologies and literary magazines. Sherryl teaches Advanced Novel Writing, Short Story Writing, and Writing for Children and Young Adults at Victoria University, Melbourne. She also works as a freelance structural and copy-editor on fiction (literary & genre), poetry, memoirs and oral histories.

Taking the Yawn out of Business Writing
17 June 2006, 9:00 am ¡V 11:30 am
S. Bryceson

How to write text that corporate clients or people seeking information will find a pleasure to read, perhaps
even inspiring. This practical session looks at the fundamentals of bringing business writing to life.
Feel free to bring samples of the text you need to liven up.

Producing Newsletters that Make a Difference
17 June 2006, 1:00 pm ¡V 5:30 pm
S. Bryceson

This session looks at ways to build your publication into something readers will look forward to receiving.
Topics include audience analysis; vital processes and planning; working out the balance of topics and segments; analysing the publication¡¦s potential. Feel free to bring along the publication you are working on.

Copy Editing Technique Booster
24 June 2006, 9:00 am ¡V 11:30 am
S. Bryceson

A practical look at the basics of clear expression, getting the best out of text and improving your editorial consistency. It includes ways to improve the readability of text you might not completely understand.
Feel free to bring samples of problem text.

Editing: More than Just Text
24 June 2006, 1:00 pm ¡V 5:30 pm
S. Bryceson

This session explains the processes behind creating well-rounded publications more efficiently. It includes principles of printing, typography and formats, and outlines how to analyse structure and undertake structural editing. It also looks at self-publishing, niche markets, value for money, publicity, launches and reviews.

Editing Fiction and Memoir
24 June 2006, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
S. Clark

This session includes essential issues of editor/author relationships, voice, style, structural editing vs copyediting and assessing the readiness of the manuscript.

Editing Poetry and Children¡¦s Books
24 June 2006, 11:00 am ¡V 12:30 pm
S. Clark

This session introduces the poetry manuscript ¡V what¡¦s in it, and how on earth do you edit it? And what is a verse novel? It includes topics such as structure, purpose and audience. The session also tackles the pleasures and perils of children¡¦s books for the editor. It looks at the issues of age range, audience and language.

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