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Event Details

  • Date:18 Nov 2022

  • Time:10:30am - 12:00pm (Australia/Melbourne)

  • Location: Online

For first-time authors, navigating the road to publishing can be as daunting as writing the actual manuscript. In reality, finishing your first draft means only half the work is done.

Vision Australia Library’s Next Steps to Publication series will demystify the intimidating road to publication and get your work in tip-top condition ready to send out to the world.

Led by writer and editor, Nadine Davidoff, the workshops will focus on the essentials of revision and editing, the importance of cover letters and the crucial synopsis plus how to research the right publisher for you and your work.

Next Steps is hosted in partnership with Writers Victoria and is open to Vision Australia Library members.

Session 1: Revising Your Manuscript

Friday November 18, 10.30am – 12pm AEDT

You’ve finished your first draft – now what? It’s essential to make your manuscript as strong as it can be before sending it out into the world.

This session will focus on the essentials of revision, including structure, character and voice, and provide techniques for examining and editing your own work.

Session 2: Pathways to publication

Friday November 25, 10.30am – 12pm AEDT

Navigating the publishing industry can be daunting, particularly as a first-time author.

This session will explore ways to research the publishing landscape and find the right publisher and approach for your book.

You’ll learn ways to decide if a large publisher, an independent press or self-publication is the right fit for your work and consider different ways to get there.

Session 3: Publisher submission materials

Friday December 2, 10.30am – 12pm AEDT

Your manuscript is polished, you’ve considered what you want in a publisher, and now you’re eager to send it out.

This session will introduce the documents that are often requested by publishers, such as cover letters and synopses, and their essential elements.

You’ll learn how to make sure your pitch is succinct and catchy, helping your work to shine.

About the presenter

Nadine Davidoff

Nadine Davidoff is a freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with extensive trade publishing experience. She has worked as a Senior Editor at Random House and a Commissioning Editor at Black Inc.

Nadine has taught in RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing course and she teaches the annual Fiction Editing Masterclass in Melbourne University’s Masters of Publishing program.


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