The new Australian Manual of Scientific Style

 

5:45pm, Wednesday 26 October 2016
Ferguson Room, upstairs at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Light refreshments before and after

Join us at the National Library for drinks and nibbles and networking, a brief update of Society business, and then an exciting presentation about the new Australian Manual of Scientific Style.

The Australian science communication community has been asking for its own style manual for many years, and Biotext was in a position to provide it. Unlike other currently available style guides, AMOSS:

  • brings together scientific conventions and standards for a wide range of disciplines and aspects of communication, from writing clearly to getting a graph right
  • is researched, written and tested specifically for an Australian audience
  • is online.

Andina will speak about the need for and development of the manual, and she will showcase its content.

Our guest speaker, Dr Andina Faragher, has a PhD in biochemistry (molecular virology) and a degree in canine behavioural sciences. She is an IPEd Accredited Editor (2009) and is also an accredited editor for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). After a period in postdoctoral research, Andina worked for 12 years in the Australian Public Service and CSIRO in science administration and advisory roles. At Biotext, Andina has edited manuals and reports for a range of clients, with a focus on animal health and welfare. She is one of the principal authors of AMOSS.

This meeting should not be missed by anyone interested in editing scientific publications!