The branch presents regular workshops at UTS Short Courses Venue, Level 7, UTS Bldg 10, 235 Jones Street, Sydney. This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an ambulant bathroom.
Costs: Unless otherwise stated the costs of workshops are $250 for members and affiliated organisations; $175 for distance members (more than 200 km from Sydney CBD); $450 for non-members and costs include all meals and drinks through the day, including tea & coffee on arrival.
Cancellation policy: Up to 24 hours prior to the event, a refund of fee minus $50 will be issued. If 24 hours or less before the event, there is no refund.
If you have presenters or topics you would like the branch to present, please contact email@example.com.
Book online by clicking the appropriate workshop link below. Alternatively, contact the events manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to book your place.
2019 Workshop calendar:
Wednesday, 20 February
The art of manuscript assessment
Presenter: Kaaren Sutcliffe
2018 Workshop calendar:
Friday, 2 February
Word for editors: tips and tools
Presenter: Hilary Cadman
Tuesday, 27 March
Preparing for the accreditation exam
Presenter: Meryl Potter
Wedneday, 28 March
Copyediting: the basics and beyond
Presenter: Meryl Potter
Friday, 25 May
Editing Digital Texts
Presenter: Pamela Hewitt
Full details to be loaded soon and bookings can be made on: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=160
Thursday, 14 June
InDesign for editors
Presenter: Antony Brown
Full details to be loaded soon and bookings can be made on: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=138
Friday, 20 July
Setting up a simple website
Presenter: Dr Rhonda Daniels AE
Friday, 31 August
Introduction to thesis editing
Presenters: Lilla Wendololski AE;
Full details and bookings:
Friday, 21 September
Microsoft Word: Styles and templates
Presenter: Denise Tsagaris
Full details and bookings: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=209
Friday, 19 October
The business of being a freelance editor
Presenter: Rhonda Daniels
Full details and bookings: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=215
Saturday, 17 November
Third biennial Editors NSW Seminar: the ethics of editing
A variety of presenters through the day answer some of the questions of ethics which challenge editors both in their editing and their business practices.
NB: This event is held at the Aerial Function Centre, Level 7 of UTS Building 10, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo
Full details and bookings: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=216
2017 Workshop calendar:
Friday, 1 December 2017
Brush up your grammar
Friday, 10 November 2017
Improve your quoting practices
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Fiction: structural editing
Wednesday, 16 August
Writing and editing life writing
Friday, 7 July
The Business of being a freelance editors
Friday, 2 June
Editing children’s and YA fiction
Friday, 24 March
InDesign for editors
Full details: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=66
Saturday, 12 November
Editing in the digital era
Various presenters in a one-day seminar
Two years ago the Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. presented a free seminar for members,The Business of Editing. Editors NSW is pleased to continue that tradition with its 2016 free seminar, Editing in the Digital Era. Presentations include Hilary Cadman will demonstrate the benefits of screencasts; Glenda Browne has the latest on indexing in the digital era; Linda Nix introduces us to collaborative editing environments such as Dropbox sharing, Samepage and GoogleDocs;Bobby Graham presents the MasterDocs tool that helps use content between publications and on multiple platforms; Melissa Faulkner will share the values of LinkedIn for your business; and Sarah JF Fletcher will offer practical guidance on maintaining a healthy workplace in the digital era.
Friday, 21 October
Grammar in a nutshell
Elizabeth Manning Murphy DE. Elizabeth is a linguist, mentor, teacher, editor and author. She has published many books about writing, editing and English grammar, including “Working words” (2011) and “Effective writing: plain English at work” – 2nd edition – with Hilary Cadman AE (2014). She is a former president of the Canberra Society of Editors and of the Commercial Education Society of Australia.
A grammar workshop for editors, indexers, writers and anyone considering taking the IPEd accreditation exam in future. This full day will highlight some of the more common grammatical problems we meeting is editing or writing text and provides an opportunity to consolidate points of grammar, practise editing and explain your edits, with feedback from the presenter. The workshop relates closely to Elizabeth’s book “Effective writing: plain English at work” – 2nd edition (2014) and copies will be available on the day at special rate of $30 to workshop participants. Her earlier book “Working words”, Canberra Society of Editors (2011) will also be available at a discount $36.
Tuesday, 20 September
Editing for exhibitions: Reworking specialised knowledge for public audiences
The core aims of this workshop are:
- to explore the particular requirements of the museum as a communicative context
- to develop skills in applying insights from emerging research to the process of editing and writing.
In essence, the workshop aims to develop:
- Firmer foundations / by strengthening knowledge about language
- Sharper eyes / by building skills for deconstructing texts
- More effective and agile writing/editing / by using these insights and skills to better match text to context, purpose and audience … and to negotiate texts and text changes with authors and other stakeholders.
Jennifer Blunden has worked extensively as a writer and editory in the museum and cultural heritage sector, and more recently has been researching in the area of language and learning in museums. In 2014 she was awarded a research fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and has (very) recently completed a doctorate at the University of Technology Sydney. She currently works in the Exhibitions Department of the State Library of NSW.
Wednesday, 4 May
Tuesday, 3 May
Preparing for accreditation: Tips, strategies and exercises
Friday, 11 March
Editing Young Adult fiction
Tuesday, 16 February
InDesign for editors