PANZ Workshops

PANZ Promotional Writing and Non-fiction Editing Workshops



Date: Friday 21 February 2020
Venue: tbc in Auckland central

By popular demand PANZ is running two affordable workshops for members and non-members in Auckland in February  on Promotional Writing and Non-fiction Editing.

These are for in-house staff in all departments of publishing houses of all kinds, and freelance publishing people who are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.

The workshops will include morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch, and will be followed by networking drinks hosted by PANZ.

Scroll on for more information about the speakers and content of each workshop and remember places are limited, so please be sure to book using the link here.

9:00-12:00 Promotional writing for publishing people
1:00-400 Non-fiction editing
4:00-6:00 Networking drinks

For PANZ members, $80 plus gst for one half-day workshop or $120 plus gst for the full day (both workshops)
For non-members: $110 plus gst for one half-day workshop or $145 plus gst for the full day (both workshops)

Promotional writing
For publishing people of all kinds
Panel discussion on book publicity today, with Rebecca Simpson, freelance book publicist and former Publicity Manager at Penguin Random House, Catherine Woulfe, Books Editor at The Spinoff, and Tania Mackenzie-Cooke, Publicity Manager at Hachette New Zealand, chaired by Becky Innes, Publicity and Marketing Manager at Penguin Random House NZ.

Workshop: How to make killer pitches and press releases with Michelle Hurley, Publisher, Allen & Unwin and previously New Zealand Herald’s Weekend Magazines Editor (Canvas, Weekend, Spy)
Blurb-writing workshop with editor and writer Madeleine Collinge, professional copywriting tutor and former in-house blurb writer for Penguin, UK.

Non-fiction editing
For in-house and freelance publishing professionals
Panel discussion: Non-fiction now – what are publishers looking for? What ‘works’? With Jenny Hellen, Director NZ Publishing, Allen & Unwin; Alex Hedley, Publisher, Harper Collins and Ashleigh Young, Editor, Victoria University Press, chaired by Claire Murdoch, Head of Publishing at Penguin Random House NZ.

Introduction to the in-house process and the role of freelance editors in creating successful non-fiction books, with Leanne McGregor, Editor, Allen & Unwin; Stuart Lipshaw, Managing Editor Penguin Random House NZ; and Anna Bowbyes, Managing Editor, Massey University Press Editor.
Workshop: What ‘good’ looks like – briefing and delivering successful proofreads, copy-edits, copy-edits with queries, intrusive edits, structural edits, rewrites, and more.

We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there.

To register, click here.