Let’s eat Grandpa. Um, maybe that should be Let’s eat, Grandpa. Commas save lives.
Editors are trained, skilled and practised in more than correcting spelling and punctuation. Editors make sure the message is clear; they shape and direct ideas; they structure work so that it flows; they perfect grammar and syntax, polish language and check consistency.
Your hero has steely grey eyes on page 17 and piercing blue ones on page 58. Whoops, you’d forgotten you decided on that change in your last draft.
Those sorts of errors don’t occur just in novels. Business documents, reports, online content, educational texts and resource books all need editors.
A national editors conference is held every two years in a different state of Australia. In 2013, the Society of Editors (WA) Inc. and the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) will be hosting in Perth.
When: 10-12 April, 2013
Where: The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
Who should come: 150-200 participants, travelling mostly from South-East Asia and New Zealand, all other states, and throughout Western Australia.
What: topics include academia; children’s, corporate and Indigenous publishing; digital media; building editorial skills; editing for the web; scientific journals; and editing in all genres.
International and national presenters will share practices and trends in editing and publishing.
Keynote speakers include Don Watson, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Nury Vittachi, and our MC, Will Yeoman.
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