Duration and Scheduling: One 2.5-hour session Instructor and Materials Fee: $700 Registration Fee Per Participant: $300
Duration: One 2.5-hour session Instructor and Materials Fee: $700 Registration Fee Per Participant: $300
Virtual Workshops During COVID-19
Currently, we are only offering virtual workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To check on the status of on-site workshop options, or for any other questions, please email program director Jessica McCaughey at [email protected].
Substantive editing (also known as comprehensive, developmental and/or structural editing), is the process of assessing and improving a document at the highest level, including organization, structure, argument, scope, audience, length and style. Rooted in rhetorical principles that apply across industries, this workshop teaches strategies and ways of thinking for each.
In this workshop, participants will learn to:
Understand the differences and key tasks involved in substantive or comprehensive editing and copyediting
Identify and assess features of the structure, organization and argument of a document
Articulate why this phase of editing necessarily excludes copyediting and proofreading
Consider the process of providing feedback to other workplace writers as an opportunity to teach, rather than simply “correct”
Work through a series of key substantive editing questions for better documents
Evaluate the editing process within their team or organization and advocate for improvements