PUB 805
WEDNESDAY October 5, 2016
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Room 3000
Max. 25 participants
$225 CDN (includes course materials)

This one-day intensive is ideal for writers or anyone working in communications who hopes to succeed in today’s changing media landscape. Writers who are excellent self-editors are in demand, whether they work in journalism, public relations, advertising or other creative fields.

Editing is about more than grammar. In this intensive workshop you will learn to edit for style, story, voice, precision, power and clarity.

This workshop will teach writers how to be their own editors, to hone their work and make it marketable. This workshop will cover editing for multiple platforms, including social media.

Participants can submit work up to five pages in advance for individual editorial comment.


Denise Ryan is a graduate of the UBC Creative Writing program. She has been associate editor at Vancouver magazine, Mix Weekend magazine co-founder and editor, editor of the Vancouver Sun Arts, Food, Travel and features sections and has contributed to Salon.com. Denise has received three Webster awards for feature writing, is a National Newspaper Award finalist, CBC Literary Prize winner for non-fiction, Best of the Web winner, and winner of the 2013 National Sovereign Award. Her fiction has appeared in the Journey Prize Anthology, Toronto Life, Blood & Aphorisms, Event, Prairie Fire, Western Living and other publications. She has taught in the magazine publishing program at SFU, designed journalism curriculum for Grant Macewan University and is a frequent panelist, jurist and event host.