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Dance steps for the self-employed editor

with Jackey Coyle
Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
Time: 10am–4pm

A creative, colourful workshop that helps you design your work as part of your ideal lifestyle. We mix up information, discussion, stories and activities across the five essential elements of running your business – working smarter, marketing, operations, bookkeeping and tax, and ongoing learning.

Exploring these elements, you will reflect on your own practice as you move into planning the different areas. You will set up your own dynamic small-business model – whether it's a move into freelance, a strategy to develop your existing practice or simply a lifestyle that supports you in making art.

Earlybird fee (book by Friday 13 April 2018): Members of IPEd  and affiliate organisations  (Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI) $180; non-members $270
Regular fee: Members of IPEd  and affiliate organisations  (Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI members) $225, non-members $337.50
Venue: Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Book on MemNet. Bookings close Monday 7 May 2018.

Grammar for editors: intermediate

with Glenys Osborne
Date: Saturday 16 June 2018
Time: 10am–5pm

This course is for editors who have some grammatical knowledge that needs refreshing or extending. It is also suitable for writers and others who are interested in refining their ability to work with words. Topics include: agreement, comparison, coordination, correlation, defining and non-defining relative clauses (using who and whom, which and that), mood, parallelism, redundancy, reference, tense, verb voice.

Earlybird fee (book by Friday 11 May 2018): Members of IPEd  and affiliate organisations  (Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI members) $180; non-members $270
Regular fee: Members of IPEd  and affiliate organisations  (Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI members) $225, non-members $337.50
Venue: Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Book on MemNet. Bookings close Friday 8 June 2018.

Typography and readability

with Philip Bryan
Date: Saturday 30 June 2018
Time: 10am–1.30pm

Philip will use a mixture of exposition, discussion and paired work to explore the following topics:

typography:

  • font characteristics (ascenders and descenders, x-heights, leading, point sizes)
  • font choice (serif or sans serif)
  • different typefaces and what they say
  • line length and line breaks.

readability:

  • reading on paper vs reading on screen
  • colour backgrounds and coloured type
  • accessibility and screens
  • blue light.

Earlybird fee (must book by Friday 1 June 2018): Members of IPEd  and affiliate organisations (Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI) $100, non-members $150
Regular fee: Members of IPEd  and affiliate organisations (Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI) $125, non-members $188
Venue: Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 
Book on MemNet. Bookings close Monday 25 June 2018.

Coming up:

Saturday 21 July: Introductory proofreading with Ann Philpott

Saturday 18 August: Indexing (the editor's skill set) with Max McMaster

Saturday 8 September: Plain English with Philip Bryan