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The fundamentals of fiction editing

With Leonie Tyle

This two-day workshop provides a practical exploration of the art of structural fiction editing (and narrative non-fiction). It is designed for new and established editors honing their craft.

Date: Saturday 9 November and Sunday 10 November 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Venue: Motel on Gregory, 89–95 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Early bird registrations (must book by Monday 14 October 2019):
Members $380; Non-members $500
After 14 October:
Members $420; Non-members $550
The registration fee includes written resources, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

BOOKINGS CLOSE: Friday 1 November 2019



About the presenter
Leonie Tyle has been dedicated to literature for many years as a librarian, reviewer, speaker, editor and publisher. She was Children's & Young Adult Publisher at University of Queensland Press and established Woolshed Press, a children's literary imprint for Random House Australia. Both lists have won many awards, including the inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Literature.
Leonie Tyle is currently a partner in Tyle&Bateson Publishing, a multi-faceted publishing services business. She was a judge for the Queensland Literary Awards in the young adult category and is a current judge for the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Award for editorial excellence. Leonie has worked with many of Australia's finest authors and illustrators, including children's author James Moloney, writer and social commentator Karen Brooks and poet and author Steven Herrick.

The key topics of the workshop are:

  • exploring the nature of fiction

  • understanding the art of structural editing

  • how to go about it

  • practical hands-on experience

  • dealing with the author

  • quoting jobs

  • industry tips.