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AutismBC Goes: Editing Skills for Self Advocate Writers

May 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Editing Skills for Self-Advocates: from First Draft to Publication

Revising advocacy writing is so much more than just grammar and spelling. Crafting an impactful piece is as much about the mechanics of writing as it is skillfully putting words to your most challenging emotions, making difficult experiences relatable, and requesting inclusion from a compassion-fatigued world, all while your entire community watches.  Even with the first draft on paper, it can feel like an overwhelming task.

New and seasoned writers are welcomed to join Lisa Hislop, professional editor and autistic self-advocate, to learn about taking a piece of writing from first draft to publication. You will learn some great tools for making your writing and revision process a lot more efficient:

  • How to undermine the imposter
  • Writing skills for the self-advocate
  • Self-advocacy skills for the writer
  • The revision checklist

The evening will include a presentation, some quick reference resources, and time for questions.

Registration is required: Sign up Here

An email with the private Zoom link will be emailed closer to the event.  


About the Facilitator: 

Lisa Hislop is a professional fiction editor who translates her knowledge of crafting compelling fiction into her work with self-advocates. She is a member of Editors Canada, holds a BA in French literature from UBC, and completed the Certificate in Editing at SFU. Lisa is a late-diagnosed autistic and has lived with a spinal cord injury for more than 20 years. She believes that books and writing need to be inclusive of every kind of disability and brain. You can find her advocacy work at, and her professional services at

Editor and Proofreader
The Short Story Editor


May 6, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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