Tips and tricks: Google My Business

Have you noticed that when you google a search term you'll often get a box with a summary of relevant information on the right of the screen? This is the knowledge graph (like this one here for editor and author Sophie Cunningham), which contains information grabbed from various sources on the internet. Having your website … Continue reading Tips and tricks: Google My Business

Tips and tricks: Post to your blog directly from Word

I'm insanely pleased to have discovered this, even though I don't actually blog very often. But I could have used it in jobs I've had in the past, and may even be tempted to blog more now! Did you know you can post to a blog directly from Microsoft Word? This is exciting for a … Continue reading Tips and tricks: Post to your blog directly from Word

Book review: Make grammar great again

What do you do when Donald Trump becomes president of the United States? Stop watching the news? Book a flight into space? Hope the next four years will pass really quickly? Melbourne copyeditor Meredith Forrester took a more proactive approach. Irritated by the President’s language-mangling tweets, she took it upon herself to respond with corrections. … Continue reading Book review: Make grammar great again

Tips and tricks: Showing off your mark-up in PDFs

This is my latest tips and tricks, written for the Editors Victoria newsletter. One of the funny things about working as a freelance editor is that often you are not sure how familiar your author or client is with some of the software and techniques we tend to take for granted. Even editors vary in … Continue reading Tips and tricks: Showing off your mark-up in PDFs

Editing Indigenous content and other tips

I include a regular 'Tips and tricks' column in the Editors Victoria newsletter, linking to many online resources and tools. This month I wrote about editing Indigenous content – highlighting a discussion and resources presented at the national editors' conference in Brisbane last year. Other recent tips and tricks I've shared include: setting up Google … Continue reading Editing Indigenous content and other tips

Event: Finding freelance work as an editor

I'm looking forward to hosting a panel on finding work for freelance editors at the next Editors Victoria evening meeting on Thursday 22 February, here in Melbourne. I'll be chatting with three experienced editors who have experience in freelancing and/or employing freelance editors (and all three have also taught editing): Lorna Hendry, a freelance editor, … Continue reading Event: Finding freelance work as an editor

All about the business of editing: July newsletter

I've just sent out the July newsletter for Editors Victoria to members. It's available online as well. Welcome to the July newsletter for Editors Victoria. We have lots of editing business this month: call-outs for committee members ahead of our August AGM; a comprehensive report on our ‘Business of Editing’ June dinner Q&A; the experience … Continue reading All about the business of editing: July newsletter

Review: Lots of tips and procedures for better onscreen editing

I wrote this review for the Editors Victoria newsletter. The title of Geoff Hart’s book Effective Onscreen Editing (3rd edition) by no means conveys the full gamut of what this book contains. Indeed, it turns out be over 800 pages long, covering topics as diverse as how to securely transfer files, set pay rates and … Continue reading Review: Lots of tips and procedures for better onscreen editing

Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: newsletter

I've just sent out the March newsletter for Editors Victoria. Here's my intro: Welcome to our March newsletter. In addition to our usual news and resources, this month we have some calls to action: Nick Hudson is keen to get your opinions on Microsoft Word’s grammar checker, and the article he has written about it … Continue reading Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: newsletter

Science and communication in Brisbane 2016

The Australian Science Communicators are holding their annual conference in Brisbane on Friday 11 March. It's networking and professional development for people who communicate science and technology to the general public, students or other audiences. Registration is now open. The trip to Brisbane will be doubly worthwhile as you can also go along to the  inaugural … Continue reading Science and communication in Brisbane 2016