Department of English Language and Literature at Faculty of Education and Humanities has decided to bring National Novel Writing Month to Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an international event throughout which participants write 1667 words a day in order to finish the month with a novel-length work. Several students are already working hard on their own books and compilations: however, the Department of English Language and Literature decided that a look into the editing and publishing world was just as valuable.
Together, the Linguistics Club and long-time manuscript and poetry editor, Rosemi Mederos, created an informative webinar. The process of editing a work was discussed, as well as the differences between types of editing and publishing, and what a writer might expect to happen with their first published work. Rosemi then went on to discuss the subtleties of writing, including common mistakes new writers make and misconceptions on what an editor does during the process. Finally, she gave our students advice on how to start working as a professional editor, encouraging learning skills such as HTML and InDesign, as well as how to introduce your work on the market.
We are grateful to the time she has invested and now look forward to seeing our students emerge not only as writers, but also as editors, ready to create works together.