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Non-Fiction Editing

Join Helena King, senior editor in the Royal Irish Academy’s Publications Office, for a ½ day workshop covering the basics of non-fiction editing.

This workshop is aimed at fledgling editors – those who have been in an editing role for a year or less, are starting out as freelance editors, or are thinking about entering the industry. It may also be of interest for those who work in other roles but find themselves called on to edit or proofread documents for theirorganisation from time to time, or for students submitting work to academic journals to be edited.

Helena will take you through a basic introduction to editing and the publication production process, and will discuss practical issues such as:

  • Definitions of and differences between copyediting, structural editing, line-editing, proofreading, etc.
  • What ‘house style’ means; switching between styles when working for different clients; referencing styles for non-fiction and academic editing
  • Examples of texts that have been submitted for publicationand that have been problematic from an editing perspective
  • The different stages of the publishing process – from receipt of a piece of text for editing to its publication


Fri 27 April 2018
10:00 – 14:00 IST

The Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson Street

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