Editing references and bibliographies: principles and practice


Presenter: Jocelyn Hargrave

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Cost: CSE Members $150; non-members $210. The fee covers both sessions.

About the course

Dates: Saturday 21 November and Sunday 22 November 2020.

Time: 9:30am to midday AEDT both days.
Both workshops are included in your booking.

Cost: CSE Members $150; non-members $210. The fee covers both sessions.

Venue: Online via Zoom meetings.

Bookings will close at midnight on 16 November 2020.

Places will be limited, so book early!

Are you new to referencing and bibliographies – or in need of a refresher? This course will be ideal for all editors, including those intending to sit the IPEd accreditation exam on 5 December 2020.

This course examines how references and bibliographies are integral to many publications, and considers the editor’s role in producing and checking them. It is not intended to cover copyediting and proofreading techniques or the specifics of editing different referencing styles.

The course will be run over two half-days.

Part I: Principles (21 November) will provide a brief historical overview of referencing and bibliographies to place an editor’s work in context; examine why accurate citations are important; clarify the editor’s scope of work in relation to references and bibliographies; and consider common referencing styles, such as author–date, APA and Chicago. There will also be a hands-on, interactive exercise for participants to complete, and opportunities to ask questions.

Part II: Practice (22 November) will delve into the editorial process for referencing and bibliographies: what to do first and last and what you need to have to get started; how to create references, including using software programs, such as EndNote; editing bibliographies; and checking typeset pages. Consistent with Part I, there will be a hands-on, interactive exercise for participants to complete, as well as dedicated time for questions.

The course will use the Style manual for authors, editors and printers (6th edition) and other widely used guides for the information presented. Material for the course, such as any reading material and exercises, will be emailed to participants about five days ahead of the course.

About Jocelyn Hargrave

Jocelyn Hargrave has been teaching writing, editing and publishing at Monash University and the University of Melbourne since submitting her doctorate in 2016. She is the author of The evolution of editorial style in early modern England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019); numerous articles derived from her research published in scholarly journals such as Script & Print, Publishing Research Quarterly and the Journal of Scholarly Publishing; and is currently writing her second book, Pedagogy and editorial practice, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. Jocelyn has worked in the educational publishing industry for twenty-three years; presently, she undertakes freelance work for an academic press.

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