Preparing for the accreditation exam: a workshop

 

Presenter: Meryl Potter

Saturday April 23, 2016 , 9am to 4:30 pm
University House, ANU
Cost: $220.00 (members); $350 (non-members)

About the course

This workshop is designed for people thinking about sitting the IPEd accreditation exam later this year. Even if you decide not to sit the exam, you will learn about various aspects of editing that you can incorporate into your current work as an editor. The workshop is also a great opportunity to meet other editors.

The workshop is an intensive day, with lots of exercises to challenge style decisions, how to tackle lists and tables, appropriate language styles, and the all important style sheet. The focus is on editing strategies and content, only with limited reference to working onscreen.

The workshop will focus on:

  • preparation for the exam—tips and strategies for organising revision, reducing stress, managing your time and hitting the 80 per cent pass mark
  • editing a short extract, comparable to the extract for part 2 of the exam—dealing with the tricky things that might be included, following the brief, making style decisions, preparing a sound style sheet, and writing sound author queries
  • part 3 of the exam—some short answer exercises for practice (e.g. lists, tables, language), and making sound choices of questions that will help you pass
    Q&A forum—time to ask any other questions you might have

The course will be presented by Meryl Potter,s an IPEd Distinguished Editor with more than 30 years experience as an editor and writer, over a vast range of subjects, across book publishing (trade, education, custom), magazine publishing, marketing, and corporate and government communication and publications. She was a lecturer for Macleay College’s Book Editing and Publishing diploma for more than twelve years, and has developed and presented workshops for the New South Wales, South Australian and Tasmanian societies of editors, and the Australian Institute of Interpreters & Translators in New South Wales and South Australia. She was lead writer for three of the five IPEd accreditation exams, including the first one in 2008.

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