New Training Course Dates: From Word to InDesign, and Punctuation Refresher

From Word to InDesign with Lan Wang

Saturday 18 November 2017

Do you ever wonder what happens to your Word document after it leaves your editorial hands and goes on to be typeset? Do you tear your hair out when the typesetter sends back a proof that has lost all the italics or superscripts? Do you find that the data in your carefully prepared tables have been set incorrectly? Do you wonder if it’s necessary to create a table of contents in the edited Word document? Does it matter what font you use in your Word document? Does it matter if you are using a Mac or a Windows PC?

This workshop examines the publication workflow from Microsoft Word to the industry-standard typesetting program Adobe InDesign. It will look at how you can efficiently set up your Word document so that you get back what you expect from the typesetters, and avoid common problems. It will also provide an overview of what happens to Word documents once they are imported into InDesign.

More information and bookings at the MEMNET portal.

About Lan Wang

Lan is an editor and typesetter who updated the 3rd edition of The Australian Editing Handbook. She has worked both in-house and as a freelancer and has had extensive hands-on experience in using Word and InDesign to edit, typeset and publish to print, HTML, PDF and EPUB formats. She has guest lectured on editorial and production matters at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, and RMIT TAFE, as well as presented workshops and talks for Editors Victoria, IPEd and other organisations. She is an Accredited Editor and Honorary Life Member of Editors Victoria/IPEd.

Punctuation Refresher for Writers and Editors With Ann Philpott

Saturday 2 December 2017

Punctuation is important for writers and editors because it ensures that the meaning of a piece of writing is clear and easy to read. This workshop is designed as a refresher for those who have some knowledge of punctuation but who wish to ensure that their knowledge is up-to-date. Are you unclear about when to use commas, semicolons, colons, brackets, dashes and hyphens? Are you unsure of the current uses of the apostrophe? Would you like some discussion on multiple punctuation marks at the end of sentences? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at participants with an intermediate level of knowledge and proficiency in grammar and punctuation. Beginners who are able to grasp concepts quickly are also welcome to attend. The course is not suitable for those with an advanced level of knowledge and proficiency in grammar and punctuation or for those who struggle with written and/or spoken English.

More information and bookings at the MEMNET portal.

About Ann Philpott

Ann is a freelance editor, proofreader, indexer and trainer, who works for book publishers, educational institutions and corporations. She is currently editing novels, papers and presentations for past students and academics respectively, and lecturing at Swinburne University of Technology in the areas of editing, grammar, punctuation and writing in the Department of Professional Writing and Editing, Faculty of Arts, where she has been teaching for the past six years. From July 2009 to December 2013, she undertook the role of Training Officer for Editors Victoria.