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    Word for editors: tips and tools
    Friday, 2 February 2018

    Professional editors need to be able to work efficiently and effectively with MS Word. This workshop covers add-ins to Word and various features of Word itself that can make it easier and faster to work with the program, including:
    • add-ins to Word such as:
    • PerfectIt – finds and lets you fix various inconsistencies
    • Editor’s Toolkit – invaluable for cleaning up a file before starting work and for saving time while editing
    • PhraseExpress – similar to the autocorrect feature in Word, but more robust and effective

    • tools within Word such as:
    • styles and templates – using them to make editing easier, and how to avoid problems
    • shortcuts – increase your repertoire of shortcuts to speed up editing
    • macros – what they can do, where to find them and how you can create your own
    • how to continually update and improve your Word skills.
    The workshop includes instruction, individual and group exercises and class discussion. Please email any questions and examples to ednsw.events@iped-editors.org at least one week before the workshop.
    Note: This workshop is designed for editors who have a basic knowledge of MS Word. Those using a PC will get the most from it, because two of the add-ins (PerfectIt and Editor’s Toolkit) are not currently available for Macs; however, a Mac version of PerfectIt will be released in 2018.
    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, and will be able to access the wifi on site and A/C power for the day.

    Presenter: Hilary Cadman is a highly experienced technical editor, proofreader and trainer, with a PhD in biochemistry and a masters in science communication. She started editing in 1999, working with Biotext, a small business based in Canberra. In 2009, Hilary founded Cadman Editing Services, providing writing, editing and training services to organisations and individuals.

    Bookings: Book your place at the February workshop
    Bookings close: Sunday 28 January 2018

    UTS Short Courses venue
    Level 7, 235 Jones St
    Ultimo NSW 2007
    This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an ambulant bathroom.

    Cost for each workshop:
    $230 for members and affiliated organisations; $150 for distance members (more than 200 km from Sydney CBD); $390 for non-members and costs include all meals and drinks through the day, including tea & coffee on arrival.

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    You can find all past workshop details listed under the Events tab at the top of the home page and a map of the venue. The Workshops page.