Residential Editorial Program

Residential Editorial Program

The Residential Editorial Program is a training program for mid-career editors who would like to enhance their literary editing skills through intensive workshops with highly experienced and respected industry practitioners. Applications will also be welcomed from managing and commissioning editors seeking to refresh their skills.

Led by mentors, twelve editors in three groups attend daily sessions during which they workshop an unpublished manuscript which is currently being edited in-house. The program also includes a range of workshops and presentations on relevant topics, delivered by guest speakers. At the end of the week, the editor of the work-shopped manuscript discusses with participants the key decisions and changes made in the editing process.

The REP aims to enhance the standard of writing published in Australia by:

  • identifying and developing the professional skills of good literary editors
  • enabling interaction and building networks between editors
  • raising the profile of editors in the literary and publishing community
  • encouraging editors to establish and maintain good working relationships with authors
  • teaching editors to recognise and balance the commitment to their authors with their publisher’s business expectations.

REP2017 will take place from 1 – 6 May 2017 and be held at the Melbourne Business School Conference Centre, 70 Kunyung Road, Mt Eliza, Victoria.

Twelve participants will be chosen by the organising committee on the basis of their applications. Participants or their employers will be expected to contribute to the cost of the program, though there will be a limited number of scholarships available for freelance and Indigenous editors.

Applications have closed.

Successful applicants will be notified by early February 2017.

Date 1 May 17
Venue Mt Eliza Conference Venue
Kunyung Road,
Mt Eliza,


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