Is being a good editor a skill or a .gif?

In her Weekend Seminar: Introduction to Editing, writer and former Voiceworks editor Elizabeth Flux will take you from blank page to final product, discussing commissioning, communication strategies, and the integral task of balancing the writer/editor relationship. Elizabeth gave us a taste of what this Digital Writers’ Festival session might be covering.

Editing, by its very nature, is pretty much invisible. Even then, beyond fixing the words on a page, there is also a whole lot of stuff going on behind the scenes, and it’s these hidden things we’ll be talking through in Introduction to Editing:

Style Guides:

Teamwork and Delegation:


The Importance of Telling Lies:



Editing is basically like Riverdance—if all the hectic stuff beneath the surface is working, then the surface looks still and calm.

Elizabeth Flux is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on film and pop culture. She previously edited Voiceworks magazine, and her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, Metro, Film Ink and more. She tweets terrible puns @ElizabethFlux.

Weekend Seminars: Introduction to Editing takes place on Saturday 5 November at 11am. Elizabeth will take you from the minutiae of making a style guide to negotiating big changes in a piece. Watch the seminar and bring your questions to the Live Chat for a rundown on all of the essentials of editing.

The Digital Writers’ Festival takes place online, so viewers can participate in conversations with artists and peers located right across the planet. If you have a computer, we want you there. DWF runs from November 1 – 11, check out the full program of events.