can generate almost visceral anxiety in doctoral students. What is it, exactly?
What am I really looking for? How long should it take? How best to go about it?
This highly practical one-day workshop clarifies the difference between writing
and editing; examines in detail the different types of editing; acknowledges
the emotional impact of self-editing and being edited by others; and looks at
the benefits and pitfalls of collaborative editing. Participants will be
encouraged to bring some of their own work on which to practise all the day’s
Katie Grant co-created the Advancing Academic Writing skills website for the University of Glasgow, where she was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow for three years, helping undergraduates, Masters and PhD students with their writing. A columnist, occasional broadcaster, author of ten novels (Sedition, her latest, is published by Virago), on the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, an occasional book reviewer for, amongst other publications, the New York Times and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she runs writing workshops on improving the quality, reach and impact of academic writing for all levels of HE. Long experience of the practical, emotional and organisational challenges of writing for deadlines and for different audiences informs all her workshops. She understands from first-hand the value of getting writing done and getting it done well.