February 2018 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 2018, 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 freelanceContinue reading “February 2018 Event: Finding freelance work as an editor”

Review: Lots of tips and procedures for better onscreen editing

I wrote this review for the Editors Victoria January 2017 newsletter (updated link to IPEd archive, members only) 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 asContinue reading “Review: Lots of tips and procedures for better onscreen editing”

Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: March 2016 newsletter

I’ve just sent out the March 2016 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 aboutContinue reading “Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: March 2016 newsletter”

PerfectIt 3 review (or, why you need a PC)

I wrote this review for Editors Victoria’s August 2015 newsletter (not available online). Much as it galls an editor to let a mistake slip through, the general consensus seems to be that catching 95% of proofreading errors is a pretty good effort. But some editors have a secret weapon that I’m convinced helps them reachContinue reading “PerfectIt 3 review (or, why you need a PC)”

Ten or more of just about everything science communication

You know how blogs posts/tweets etc entice you in with a number in the heading (ten best …, five tips on …)? Here’s even better: a compilation of lists and articles on all aspects of science communication from this week [update – old link removed], put together by Kirk Englehardt, Director of Research Communication and Marketing at Georgia Institute ofContinue reading “Ten or more of just about everything science communication”