The International
Women's Writing Guild

Triage Editing – Effective Revision for New and Established Writers

  • Friday, January 29, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Digital Village

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90-Minute Workshop


Triage Editing – Effective Revision for New
and Established Writers

Editing makes your manuscript better, stronger, and more apt to be taken seriously by an agent, magazine or publisher. One major reason that editing becomes a chore is because we try to do everything all at once. The “triage process” allows you to break up the practice of editing in order to identify and focus on one or two specific elements at a time.

In this Workshop we will complete several editing exercises focusing on areas such as layering, wording, visualizing, and structuring. Whether you are a new writer or an old pro, triage can help you more effectively tackle the ongoing process of editing and at the same time improve your writing skills. Handouts will be distributed.


Venise T. Berry is the author of three national bestselling novels, So Good, An African American Love Story (Dutton/Penguin, 1996), All of Me, A Voluptuous Tale  (Dutton/Penguin 2000), which received Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and Colored Sugar Water (Dutton/Penguin/Putnam 2002). She is the recipient of the Iowa Author Award from the Public Library Foundation in Des Moines and the Creative Contribution to Literature award from the Zora Neale Hurston Society. Berry is an associate professor in Journalism and African American Studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City