Substantive editing and the presentation of ideas


5:45pm, Wednesday 25 July 2018
Ferguson Room, upstairs at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Light refreshments before and after; all welcome

The key purpose of substantive editing is to edit the presentation of ideas. Leaving aside the the substantive editing approach to language, style and support material, CSE member Gil Garcon will look, albeit very briefly, at structure and content and the five key elements required to edit the presentation of ideas: purpose, priorities, necessary background information, role of the editor and plan of action

Gil Garcon is a founding member of the Canberra Society of Editors. He started as an agricultural communication postgraduate in 1975, but delayed his editing career until 1990 because editing [in English] was  ‘…not for a foreign-born non-English language person like me!’. He has since been the senior editor for the bilingual South Pacific Community and more recently re-joined the APS as a full-time editor in December 2005.

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