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Proofreading, copyediting and grammar workshops (available online)

IPEd is pleased to announce that members of all Australian societies of editors are now eligible for a 35 per cent discount for online training courses, in proofreading, copyediting and grammar, offered by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), our UK counterpart. 

Introduction to Proofreading (P1) is ideal for those starting out in their career, taking about 10 hours to complete online. Proofreading Progress (P2) serves as both a refresher course and a way to further develop skills in proofreading. In P2, you will be assigned to an experienced personal tutor, who will provide written feedback on two exercises and a final assignment, as well as telephone or email support. (We already have one tutor in Australia who works with SfEP.) Successful completion of either P1 or P2 will qualify you to join the Australian mentoring scheme offered by the Canberra Society of Editors; successful completion of P2 will qualify you to join the SfEP mentoring scheme. 

Introduction to Copyediting (CE1) and Copyediting Progress (CE2) were launched in December 2013. CE1 is ideal for anyone starting out in a career in copyediting and will take about 15–20 hours to complete. CE2 is both a refresher course and a way to advance your skills. For CE2 you will also be assigned an experienced personal tutor, who will provide written feedback on the first two exercises and a final assignment, for which you may choose between two exercises, as well as telephone or email support. Successful completion of either CE1 or CE2 will qualify you to join the Australian mentoring scheme offered by the Canberra Society of Editors; successful completion of CE2 will qualify you to join the SfEP mentoring scheme. 

Brush Up Your Grammar is for those who’ve forgotten or are hazy about the rules of English grammar. It’s suitable for anyone working with text and hoping to gain confidence that they are making good decisions in what they write (or change in someone else's text). The online course should take about 20 hours to complete. 

Note: As some differences exist between British and Australian standards for copyediting and proofreading marks, a PDF of the Australian mark-up symbols will also be available. 

Course information and online booking 
More information on the courses and booking details are on the SfEP website

 Under Online courses, Step 1, select ‘IPEd member’ to show the course fees in sterling. 

 P1 and CE1 are both £107, or about A$193. In the payment section, apply the code IPEDSCT1403. 

 P2, CE2 and Grammar are £161, or about A$290. In the payment section, apply the code IPEDSCT1404. 

 A handling charge of £3, around A$5, will be applied to credit card payments. 

To enable verification of your membership, please insert the name of your Society of Editors in the bottom section (where it asks you to specify an organisation requiring you to take this course). Also let your membership secretary know that you have registered for a course.

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