As editors, we subscribe to the sentiment expressed by esteemed author (and editor) Arthur Plotnik, who wrote: “You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” This workshop will sharpen your eye for detail; ensure you are able to work with the production team (designers and typesetters, etc.) to produce as close to perfect a piece as possible.
Who needs this course: Editors, proofreaders, communication students or anyone who wants to polish their copyediting and proofreading skills.
- Analysing and identifying challenges in texts: Checklists and exercises
- Audience and purpose: Aligning text to particular markets
- Macro and micro editing: Balance and coverage
- The editor’s role and responsibilities beyond ‘pure’ editing
- Proofreading techniques: Checklists and exercises
- Keeping track: The editor’s bag of tools for ensuring clarity, consistency and concision
- Balancing the elements: Being advocate for the public, the publisher and the author
- Communicating well: Becoming a diplomat and a choreographer!
- Question and Answer Session
VENUE: Level-5, Imagination Room National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street
WORKSHOP LEADER: Shelly Kenigsberg
- S$250 per person (early bird registration before 15 July 2012)
- S$280 per person (normal rate)
- S$450 per person (for Advanced Copyediting and Proofreading/15 Aug 2012 + Structural Editing of Non-Fiction/17 Aug 2012)
For queries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (65) 6848 8290