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Masterclass on Advanced Copy-editing and Proofreading for Fiction and Non-f...

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note there is no lift access to the Training Room

Singapore, 439053

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“Make the manuscript the finest it can be” — with advanced copyediting and proofreading.

In this intensive, two-day workshop, participants will work at an advanced level with a variety of texts —fiction and non-fiction — and hone their techniques for ensuring that each element of the text is the shape it should be; that language is elegant and appropriate, that ideas are expressed as clearly as possible, and the narrative flows as it should.
This is a practical workshop with many examples and opportunities for participants to work in small groups, and have the opportunity to present to the group, as well as opportunities for collegial and individual work and practice.

You’ll learn about:

• Analysing and identifying challenges in texts
• Audience and purpose: Aligning text to appropriate markets
• Macro- and micro-editing: Balance and coverage
• The editor’s role and responsibilities beyond ‘pure’ editing or proofing
• Keeping track: The editor’s toolkit for clarity, consistency and concision
• Balancing the elements: Being advocate for the public, publisher and author
• Communicating well: Becoming a diplomat and a choreographer!
• Proofreading techniques: individual and pair work
• Exercising judgement: When to change and when to hold back.

You’ll be provided with checklists, exercises and suggested edits for the sample texts.
There is a question and answer session each day.
This advanced level workshop will include group work, one-on-one support and feedback on editing and proofreading practice.

Who Should Attend: Editors, proofreaders

Grant:
The Capability Development Grant is open to individuals and organisations who have a strong track record of involvement in the arts at a professional level, and is able to demonstrate commitment to the long-term development of the arts in Singapore.

Trainer:
Shelley Kenigsberg, prominent freelance editor, writer and trainer, runs S K Publishing and, since 2009, has presented Editing in Paradise writing retreats, internationally. She currently trains and mentors writers and editors, and works as an editor for a range of publishers: trade, academic and educational as well as for corporate, government and private clients.

Organiser: Singapore Book Council Academy

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 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who idid not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund. In place of the refund, participants can also opt to 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.

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Singapore Book Council Training Room (at 3rd level).

Enquiries: programmes@bookcouncil.sg

“Make the manuscript the finest it can be” — with advanced copyediting and proofreading.

In this intensive, two-day workshop, participants will work at an advanced level with a variety of texts —fiction and non-fiction — and hone their techniques for ensuring that each element of the text is the shape it should be; that language is elegant and appropriate, that ideas are expressed as clearly as possible, and the narrative flows as it should.

This is a practical workshop with many examples and opportunities for participants to work in small groups, and have the opportunity to present to the group, as well as opportunities for collegial and individual work and practice.

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You’ll learn about:

  • Analysing and identifying challenges in texts
  • Audience and purpose: Aligning text to appropriate markets
  • Macro- and micro-editing: Balance and coverage
  • The editor’s role and responsibilities beyond ‘pure’ editing or proofing
  • Keeping track: The editor’s toolkit for clarity, consistency and concision
  • Balancing the elements: Being advocate for the public, publisher and author
  • Communicating well: Becoming a diplomat and a choreographer!
  • Proofreading techniques: individual and pair work
  • Exercising judgement: When to change and when to hold back.


You’ll be provided with checklists, exercises and suggested edits for the sample texts.

There is a question and answer session each day.

This advanced level workshop will include group work, one-on-one support and feedback on editing and proofreading practice.


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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note there is no lift access to the Training Room

Singapore, 439053

Singapore

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