It’s hard to edit your own writing, especially when your deadline is looming. In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach that will enable you to see your own words through a series of lenses that bring a fresh perspective to your writing.

Participants will leave this session with a set of concrete actions that they can take to effectively edit their own work and make it tighter, more efficient, and more readable.
X-Ray Vision
My five-step approach provides you with x-ray vision—that is, a way to look through the content of your own text, to see through to its structure. By editing at a structural level, you'll be able to see what you've actually written—not what you think is on the page—and make strategic choices about the 'rules' you want to follow and the ones you want to break.

Targeted Text
Together, we'll edit a sample text from your discipline, focusing on content for a grant application, journal article, job application, or tenure dossier—whatever suits the needs of your webinar's attendees. We can even edit sample sentences or short paragraphs provided by members of your team!

This writing advice isn't anecdotal: we draw on peer-reviewed research to to provide evidence-based recommendations for best practices in academic writing. You and your team won't just learn how to edit—you'll learn why and in what contexts particular you should make particular decisions, following the latest guidance.

Meet Your Instructor

Letitia Henville, PhD, is an award-winning instructor and freelance academic editor. She has experience working in-house as a grants editor, reviewing arts & culture grants for the Vancouver Foundation, and success in editing ~$4M of research funding proposals.

She's also the author of the academic writing advice column Ask Dr. Editor, published monthly in University Affairs. Letitia has taught academic editing and writing for Editors Canada, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Letitia's work can be found at

Choose a Pricing Option:

As a next step, we can hop on a 20-minute Zoom call, discuss your needs for customization, and then schedule the event.