Tuesday 4th Feb, 2:15 pm (part 1)
Tuesday 4th Feb, 3:45 pm (part 2)
Tuesday 4th Feb, 5:00 pm (part 3)
All science communicators need editing skills to edit their own or other people’s work. By the end of this three-hour workshop, you will understand the three stages of the editing process that professional editors use:
Substantive editing — We will discuss methods to analyse the structure and substance of a piece of writing. We will look at individual paragraphs, explaining how to ensure that a paragraph contains one idea and that the sentences in the paragraph flow logically. We will also look at individual sentences and discuss tips for identifying common errors in writing.
Copyediting — We will look at how to create and follow an editorial style guide. We will discuss current trends in capitalisation, punctuation and spelling as well as issues unique to science writing.
Proofreading — We will discuss the proofreading process and practise hardcopy markup (including discussion of proofreading symbols).