Grammar essentials workshop

 

Presenter: Pam Peters, Professor of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Friday 28 November 2008 9:15 am to 4:45 pm
National Library of Australia, Training Room 3/4
Cost: Members $195, Non-members $240

About the course

Editors often feel they need to know more grammar, but how much is enough? The major grammars of contemporary English run to more than 1000 pages, with vast networks of grammatical terms. Editors probably don’t need to know all of them—unless they are aiming for a career change. What they do need for the purposes of professional editing is enough grammar to:

  • Make the most of dictionaries, style manuals and other language references
  • Understand and explain the variable points of current English usage
  • Capitalise on language resources for cohesive writing
  • Enlarge their repertoire for managing stylistic change.