September Choose Kingston's Creative Writing and Publishing MA With very few budding writers making a living from writing alone, this course offers creative writers the chance to learn not only the craft of writing, but also current trends in publishing from world-renowned professionals.
Education and Certification Which is more important for editors, formal training or experience? Copyeditor Helen Schinske says both are valuable: I think training did give me a leg up in a lot of ways. I had done a good deal of desultory proofreading and editing before going in for a formal certificate program, but the class work really consolidated and clarified a lot of ideas I'd been a bit vague on before.
I'd never really had proper feedback on what I was doing—either there wasn't time or the customer didn't know any better than I did. In fact, I'd been doing a lot of things right, but it was a great relief to know they were right and to get official credit for what I knew. I also made a bunch of local connections in the business that have been quite important to me.
Probably nine-tenths of the benefit was psychological; if I'd had more chutzpah, I could have done just as well on my own.
All the same, I really liked being part of a community of editors, and I liked getting pats on the back from my teachers. I came out of the training much more confident in my own ability to adapt and find my feet in the freelance world.
Finally, it's important to understand the difference between a certificate program and certification. They are not the same thing.
Infographics comparing editing certificate programs and certification programs Denise Foster has gathered information on various available programs and has synthesized it into 3 infographics downloadable as PDFs from her blog posts for editorial professionals looking for education:Anna Davis Anna is the founder and Director of the Curtis Brown Creative writing school.
She is the author of five novels, published around the world in 20 languages: Melting, The Dinner, Cheet, The Shoe Queen and The Jewel Box.. She has worked for Curtis Brown for more than a decade as a book agent and has served on the management committee of the Association of Authors' Agents.
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Welcome to Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin, an exciting writing programme offering a range of courses from one-day workshops to six-month courses devised by the foremost practitioners in their fields.
What will you study? You'll attend writing workshops; examine literary genre and texts; take a module designed to prepare you for the world of publishing; and write a 15,word dissertation on a topic of your choice in the first year of the course.
This programme builds on a rich literary tradition at Cambridge and is designed for those wishing to develop their existing writing skills, either for professional use, or out of personal interest.