Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Early Career Network: Editing Workshop

29 February 2024, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

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This workshop aims to facilitate a better understanding of editing and how this will help you become a better writer.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students


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Institute of Advanced Studies


IAS Forum
G17, ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower Street, London
United Kingdom

The focus of the session will be on editing a piece of writing - what does it take to make it publishable? How do you give a piece of writing the necessary clarity to convey your message and to (potentially) reach a wider non-expert audience?

We will look at format, structure, flow, language and voice (the author's, the publication's, the editor's) first before editing and discussing some pieces of writing. If time allows, we will discuss the often overlooked, albeit crucial, role of communication in the process of editing. 

The aim of this workshop is to better understand the editing process and to be able to apply this knowledge not only in other writer's pieces but in your onw writing as well. 

The workshop is open to all, irrespective of experience and will be led by Marthe Lisson, Editor of the IAS review Think Pieces and the Institute's Communications Officer.

Please register at https://ias-ecn-editing.eventbrite.co.uk

To find out more about the Early Career Network and how to join, please visit the IAS ECN website here.