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Academic and research editing

Early-bird rate closes Monday 15 July!

Experienced academic editor Dr Laurel Mackinnon will lead this full-day workshop on academic and research editing, incorporating practical exercises.

When: Saturday 3 August 2019, 9 am-5.00 pm
Where: Motel on Gregory, 89-95 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Bookings are now closed.

About the presenter

EdsQ member Dr Laurel Mackinnon led the pod that revised IPEd's recently released Guidelines for editing research theses, and she has worked as a medical and science writer and editor for almost 20 years. Laurel has taught effective professional and science writing and editing in Australia and Asia. She was the editing team manager for OnLine English, the first international online editing service for academic and research communications, where she was responsible for training and managing 70 editors. She has published more than 65 papers, six books and 12 book chapters and is an Honorary Associate Professor and former Associate Professor at The University of Queensland.

Laurel presented a talk on Predatory academic publishing at the IPEd national conference in May.

About the workshop

This workshop will explore the research culture and the specific aims and mechanics of academic writing, especially the importance of clear and concise writing of journal articles and research theses. Ample time will be given throughout the workshop for practical exercises to apply the key concepts presented, and in a later session involving editing an abstract and formatting a manuscript to journal instructions, Laurel will also discuss the revised Guidelines for editing research theses released in April.

The key topics of the workshop are:

Types of academic writing and editing for publication
Understanding the research cultures and editing research documents
Internationalisation and opportunities for editors
Submission and review process
Structural elements of research articles and theses
Following journal instructions
Clarity of writing about research, including correct use of tense in research writing, and American and British spelling and usage
Effective presentation of research data, including comparisons, statistics and technical terminology
Formatting issues, references, style guides and indexing databases
Conference presentations, research proposals
Working with clients whose first language is not English.


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