Tuesday, 10. November 2015 14:29
A couple of weekends ago I was given the wonderful opportunity to run a 2-day training session for Editors Victoria.
The Redact event is held every 2 years, and offers the opportunity for working editors to engage in professional development, and a fair bit of networking, in the gorgeous surrounds of Hepburn Springs, outside Melbourne.
There were 3 streams this year: mine was ‘Editing digital content’, which comprised 7 sessions over the 2 days. The other 2 streams were ‘Supercharging your business’, presented by business coach Ilona Way, and ‘Manuscript assessment’, run by the formidable Nadine Davidoff.
Throughout the 2 days, I took 9 experienced, eager editors through the ins and outs of digital content, with a focus on advocating for users and working closely with UX practitioners.
Preparing the 7 sessions took many days of work, crystallising my thoughts, documenting my approach, and treading the tightrope between keeping it fun and upbeat and communicating an enormous amount of professional knowledge and experience.
I had a ball, and the feedback from participants was great too. Huge thanks to organiser Liz Steele, and to the participants who made it such a great event.