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Speaking engagements

As well as expanding my CPD, giving talks, workshops or seminars is a wonderful way to engage with authors and editors, and so keep in touch with their needs, concerns and expectations.

  • Edinburgh Writers’ Forum. Debunking Editing Myths and Tips for Self-editing. With Helen Bleck.

  • Cymera Festival. Publishing pitfalls and how to avoid them: An editor’s guide. With Helen Beck and Andrew Hodges

  • CIEP annual conference:

    • Lightning Talk. Who dares wings

    • Full-day pre-conference training course. Introduction to Fiction Editing

    • Live Editing session (fiction)

    • An Introduction to Fiction Editing: Mind over Matter

  • Writers' Neuk. General editing matters

  • Consultant, trainer and editor (voluntary). SafeSpace charity write-athon

  • Kingston University publishing conference. Seminar. How do you know if it’s any good? Remaining objective about your work, recruiting objective feedback, working with editors – Why this is essential, not optional

  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Scotland). Workshop. Welcome to Success

  • Informal talks to:

    • Various writers' groups

    • CIEP, Glasgow & Edinburgh Groups

    • Professional Development Day, CIEP Glasgow & NE Scotland Groups

    • Creative Careers Fair, University of Edinburgh

    • PublishEd Society, University of Edinburgh

It's been such a wonderful learning experience. Thank you for giving us your time and energy and joy for writing!

Maritsa Grey, author, Middle Way mentee & student, HarperCollins Author Academy

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