The business of editing

 

Wednesday 29 April 2015
Ferguson Room, upstairs at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
6.00pm to 7.45pm, with the usual drinks and nibbles before and afterwards

If you would like to know more about becoming a freelance editor, this is the meeting for you!
Coinciding with his visit to Canberra for the Write Edit Index Conference, John Linnegar will share his advice, experiences and thoughts on ‘The business of editing’, which will be of particular interest to many of our members who are new to freelance editing, or are interested in setting up an editing business from home.

John Linnegar, an Accredited Professional Text Editor, has been active in the publishing industry for more than 30 years, as author, text editor, proofreader and indexer. He has been training text editors, proofreaders, subeditors, indexers and project managers since 1999; in 2013, his index for Text editing: a handbook for students and practitioners (UPA, 2012) was a runner-up in the ASAIB Awards. His PhD research at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, is focused on developing an effective blended learning model for mentoring language practitioners online.

Anyone interested in editing is most welcome to attend – there is no need to register.