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Dealing with Academic, Educational & Technical Works


1 July 2010 (Thu)
9.30am – 5.30pm

National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Course Fee: $280.00

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Academic, educational and technical books form a large proportion of publishing lists, and they present specialised challenges not found in trade books.

Multi-author Works

This day-long workshop will enable you to approach these challenges with more confidence. In particular, you will learn methods for dealing with large, multi-author projects, where several editors may have to work on the text at once. 

Dealing with Inconsistent and Competing Styles

You will also learn how to deal with multi-author texts: how to plan these projects for the best results and how to deal with inconsistent and competing styles, particularly in referencing. 

Plagiarism: How It May Be Spotted and How to Deal With It

Plagiarism, not always deliberate, is a particular problem in this area of publishing. Sample manuscripts will provide an opportunity for improving participants’ skills in detecting plagiarism, while other exercises will focus on working with nontext material: tables and diagrams.

Making Sure It All Fits

Extent problems often plague academic and educational works. Participants will learn a tested formula for estimating the finished page count of works, as well as methods for reducing and increasing content to deal with problems on particular pages. How to calculate and adjust the size of images to fit will also be covered. Exercises will provide participants with the opportunity to work on page proofs from real-life educational and general
reference books.

When the Content is Unfamiliar

Finally, the session will offer approaches to editing highly specialised works, even when the editor may not understand any of the content.

About the Trainer: Susan Keogh

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Susan Keogh has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. She has worked in-house as an editor, publishing manager and editorial manager for Melbourne University Press, Lonely Planet and Cambridge University Press.

She is a Distinguished Editor member of the Australian Institute of Professional Editors Assessors Forum (the group that has developed and assesses the national editors’ accreditation examination) and she is an honorary life member and former president of the Society of Editors in the Australian state of Victoria.

She currently works as an editorial and publishing consultant for corporations and publishing companies, and teaches in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Postgraduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing.

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.