Venue: Level 1, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Our speaker for the evening will be Melanie Law, a South African PhD student who is currently enrolled for a cotutelle PhD in Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, and North-West University, South Africa in which is is investigating the role of editorial intervention in processes of language variation and change.
Melanie will discuss the scope and development of research on editing in South Africa. She will reflect on research trends in this area and some of the key challenges for editors and editing researchers.
Throughout her talk she will highlight how the work done by IPEd and the Australian editors' societies has informed research on editing in South Africa.
Melanie is a lecturer in Language Practice at North-West University, where she teaches text editing, publishing and research modules to third-year and honours students.