Be Your Own Best (toughest!) Editor

Kursnummer: 10521on

22. – 25. March 2021
16.30 – 18.30 Uhr

Online (Zoom)

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€ 160 ausschließlich für JournalistInnen 
Normalpreis: € 590 für alle nichtjournalistischen Berufe


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Even in the ancient days before the 24/7 news cycle when there was time to edit, even in the now-forgotten days when a media organizations had a BIG staff that included editors, a writer who managed to get insightful, careful, thoughtful editing on a story was a rarity.



We want our work to be the very best it can be. It is a reflection on our own skill and professionalism. And it is our responsibility to our audience.

Now, more than ever, we need to learn how to become our own BEST (most demanding) editors.

Editing is more than catching fact errors, misspellings/ mispronunciations or grammatical mistakes. It is MUCH MUCH more. How much more? Join this 4-session online workshop and find out.


Diese Kompetenzen erwerben Sie:

We will identity and discuss key aspects of editing while working on examples–including your own work.

We will focus on:

  • Why it’s hard to be your own editor—and how you can do it anyway.
  • What your audience expects
  • Editing for structure and focus
  • Editing for completeness and comprehension
  • Editing for tone
  • Editing for pacing and continuity
  • Editing for clarity and correctness
  • Editing for flow and style


Your Trainer:

Lauren Kessler ( is an American journalist and the award-winning author of 9 books who combines lively narrative with deep research to explore everything from the seemingly romantic but oh-so-gritty world of ballet to the wild, wild west of the anti-aging movement, from the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship to the hidden world of Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Her books have been Wall Street Journal and People magazine „best“ selections, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestsellers. She has written for the New York Times magazine, Los Angeles Times magazine, O (Oprah) magazine and The Nation among others. Her book of essays on the art and craft of writing, Gute Texte, was just recently published in Austria.

She blogs at about wellness and living an engaged life. Kessler is an international speaker and workshop leader and the creator of two graduate programs in narrative journalism at the University of Oregon.

22.03.2021 - 25.03.202116:30 - 18:30
160 ausschließlich für JournalistInnen, Normalpreis: € 590 für alle nichtjournalistischen Berufe (6)
Lauren Kessler
Online (Zoom)