Managing ‘miracle’ publishing projects


Wednesday 25 February 2015
Venue: Ferguson Room, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra
6.00pm to 8.00pm, with the usual drinks and nibbles before and after

Come along to our first general meeting for 2015 and meet Canberra editors over a drink and a snack. Then sit back and listen to David Whitbread as he tells us about managing ‘miracle’ publishing projects.

Using two recent projects as case studies, David will tell the tale of creating two volumes of administrative history for the Australian Government Solicitor. From go to whoa, the books were both created to a tight publishing timeframe, which included research, writing, editing, designing, picture research and clearances, printing and distribution. Be amazed at what can happen when there is an immovable deadline. David’s talk will include practical tips on all parts of the process including, for example, when to use offset and digital printing processes.

David Whitbread is the Corporate Communications Manager at the Australian Government Solicitor. He is the author of ‘The Design Manual’ (UNSW Press, 2001, 2nd edn 2009, Chinese language edn 2008). David was art director and one of the co-authors of the ‘Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers’ (6th edn, Wiley, 2002). David will be talking at CSE’s ‘Write Edit Index’ conference on the one-page style guide.

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

If you have any questions about the general meeting, contact our meetings coordinator.

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