[ASC-list] introduction to copyediting webinar workshop

leohman1 at bigpond.net.au leohman1 at bigpond.net.au
Mon Nov 18 01:57:51 UTC 2013

Posted on behalf of the Australasian Medical Writers Association

Introduction to copyediting

an online professional development workshop.
Hosted by the Australasian Medical Writers Association
Presented by Dr Malini Devadas, Biotext

When:       	Thursday, 5 December 2013 
Time:           	12 noon to 2 pm AEDT 
Cost:           	AMWA members 	$85 AUD 
		        Non-members		$90 AUD

Completion of this workshop will count toward the AMWA PD certificate.

Book your space at http://www.trybooking.com/DWOR

Places are strictly limited to 10 participants.

Workshop objective
To understand the copyediting process used by professional editors.

In this workshop participants will:
•	define copyediting
•	discuss current trends in capitalisation, punctuation and spelling
•	create and follow an editorial stylesheet
•	edit a sample piece of writing.

Participant profile
This introductory workshop is aimed at medical writers with little to no experience in copyediting. 

Workshop format
The workshop includes a mandatory a pre-workshop assignment as well as an online session. The pre-workshop assignment should take no longer than one hour and must be returned to the presenter by COB 27 November. The two-hour online session includes a one-hour interactive presentation, an editing exercise and discussion.  

You will receive the pre-workshop assignment upon booking.
Workshop leader
Dr Malini Devadas has been working as a scientific editor for 10 years, becoming accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Editors in 2009. She also manages Biotext’s training program, giving workshops around Australia on scientific writing, editing and publishing. 

**Before booking, please note that the workshop will use the Citrix Go To Webinar platform, and you must use VoIP (the computer microphone and speakers, and a headset is highly recommended as this is an interactive session). his is to avoid long distance phone call charges. 

Please make sure that your computer meets the system requirements

If you have questions, please contact L.E. Ohman at pdp at medicalwriters.org

L.E. Ohman, PhD
Freelance medical writer
AMWA Education subcommittee chair
 0408 318 907

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