OUR 3RD EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING TRAINING WORKSHOP

African Writers Trust held its 3rd Editorial and publishing Training workshop (EPT3), from 26th-30th October 2015 at Forest Cottages, Bukoto, in Kampala.

Participants of the 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop.

Participants of the 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop.

Twelve participants from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Somalia benefited from 5 days of intensive training facilitated by James Woodhouse, a UK based professional editor, publisher, literary agent with over 12 years of experience in the editorial and publishing world; and Innocent Kubebea Ouma, (Kenya) the founding Director of The Flip Experts, a digital Publishing company in Kenya.
James took the participants through a hands-on process of editing,

Session on the publishing process.

Session on the publishing process.

from when an editor receives a manuscript, to the point when that manuscript actually becomes a book. The participants were able to directly apply these skills on the pieces of writing they had carried with them.

Innocent taking the participants through digital publishing.

Innocent taking the participants through digital publishing.

Innocent, the co-trainer, delivered a detailed session on digital publishing which entailed conversion of print-ready files into e-formats, the legal aspects of digital publishing, and e-marketing and distribution among others. Guest speaker, Melissa Kyeyune (Uganda) of Khamel Publishers further demonstrated on e-marketing and distribution.

Three Alumni of the AWT Editorial and Publishing Training Workshops :Crystal .B. Rutangye and Nyana Kakoma from Uganda; and Otieno Owino from Kenya shared their editorial journeys with the participants.

James and the participants doing an editing exercise.

James and the participants doing an editing exercise.

The workshop was closed by a dinner at Jazzville, a jazz club in Bugolobi, Kampala, where the team danced the night a way to a live band.

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Muthoni wa Gichuru
November 12, 2015 1:36 am

It was a week well spent and I am already using the skills I acquired

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