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What sub editors wished you knew

Guardian Masterclasses

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Subs are often portrayed as being the natural enemy of the journalist, but a good sub can make the difference not just to a single article, but to a whole career. Smart writers learn from subs, and this is your chance to study some of the best.
Chris Waywell, Chief Seb Editor of Time Out, and the Guardian's James Callow show you a multitude of ways on how to improve your writing, including a guide to everything you're currently doing wrong without even knowing it. You'll also get practical tips on how to write for a specific audiences and feature formats in print and on the web.

Course description

This intensive class will teach you how to plan, write and edit your own material, so your copy can make it to the page with the minimum of alteration. Topics covered include:

-How a publication's workflow works, and where you fit into it
-Crimes against prose: Common mistakes and cliches to avoid
-How to write with elegance
-Writing for different audiences, and at different lengths
-A guide to different editorial formats and how to moderate your style for them
-The importance of Accuracy and fact checking
-House styles and how to conform to them

-The Ten Commandments of Subbing: The essential rules of writing to a professional standard

Tutor profiles

Chris Waywell is currently employed as the chief sub-editor of Time Out magazine, and has over a decade of experience as a writer and editor for daily and weekly publications, both in print and online

James Callow is a sub-editor and sports journalist for the Guardian and the Observer.



Date: Tuesday 28 May 2013
Times: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Price: £39 (includes VAT, booking fee, wine and soft drinks)
Seminar capacity: 100


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When & Where

N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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