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On-Screen Editing Course

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is running the training course On-screen editing 1 (OSE1), Friday 12 April 2013, 10.15am-5pm, at the McClay Library, Queen’s University Belfast. Small discount for Publishing Ireland and AFEPI members. SfEP members and non-members alike are welcome. For more information, go to the Publishing Ireland Website at

On-screen editing 1

This introductory course is intended for people who want to acquire basic skills for efficient on-screen editing. If you’ve been asked to edit on screen but are unsure of the pitfalls and possibilities, this is the course for you. The day is very much ‘hands on’, using a series of exercises to allow participants to put into practice the ideas outlined by the tutor at the start of each module. Each participant has the use of a computer (PC) with Microsoft Word (Office 2010), and numbers are strictly limited so that individual attention from the tutor is ensured. All participants must know how to use a PC and mouse and have a working knowledge of word processing software and terminology.

The course is taught by SfEP Advanced Member Anne Waddingham, who has been tutor on SfEP, Publishing Training Centre and in-company editorial courses since 1991. She also specialises in on-screen editing and project management. She authored the on-screen editing chapter in the fourth edition of Butcher’s Copy-editing and contributed to New Hart’s Rules, and she wrote the SfEP guide Editor and Client: Building a professional relationship.

You can book your place online:

Lunch will be provided and included in the cost. Early booking is advised (there are only 3 places left). If you have any further questions about the course, contact Helen Martin at the SfEP (email: | tel: +44 (0)20 8785 6155), or SfEP NI Local Group Co-ordinator Averill Buchanan (email: | mob: +44 (0)7875 857278 | tel: +44 (0)28 9050 3449).

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