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with Belinda Pollard

Develop self-editing skills that help you elevate your manuscript and grow as a writer. 

With award-winning Australian author and IPEd Accredited Editor, Belinda Pollard, learn how you can be more confident and effective in editing your own writing. This practical four-part course that will help you see your writing with new eyes, raise its quality by several levels, and help you develop skills you never knew you had. For early-intermediate writers, this workshop will walk you through new ways to manage your feedback and self-editing process. Expect to laugh and connect at your own pace, feel affirmed and empowered, and discover genuine possibilities with your own unique writing gift.

Ideally suited to writers of popular fiction and memoir who have at least a large chunk of a draft manuscript already written.

Learning Outcomes:

Through interactive teaching, practical exercises, and weekly tasks, you will learn the following:

  • Ninja tips for helping your brain see your manuscript more objectively.

  • Three fundamental levels of self-editing, and how to manage them for best effect.

  • Which self-editing to do at which stage of the writing and publishing process for the most powerful results.

  • How to get useful feedback from ‚Äúbeta readers‚ÄĚ, and how to apply it in ways that protect your vision and voice.

  • How to weave ‚Äúzingers‚ÄĚ into your writing and feed the inner artist.

  • Techniques for improving your editing of grammar and detail.

Course Dates:

  • Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm, 22 April 2020

  • Wednesday¬†6.00pm – 8.00pm, 29¬†April 2020

  • Wednesday¬†6.00pm – 8.00pm, 6¬†May 2020

  • Wednesday¬†6.00pm – 8.00pm, 13¬†May 2020


This is a multi-part craft workshop for intermediate writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Belinda:

Belinda Pollard is an award-winning Australian author, IPEd Accredited Editor, publishing consultant, writing coach, speaker and blogger. Her editing portfolio includes books that have won or been shortlisted for significant awards or become classics in their niche, while her own writing prizes include a Varuna Fellowship. Her advocacy for writers and editors brings publishing and speaking invitations from around the world.  


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be live streamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.