AMOS and What writers would like to know about editors
The recorded presentations of the Editors NSW and Editors Qld member meetings are now available to purchase from the links below.
Australian Manual of Style (NSW)
Andina Faragher is a science writer and editor at Biotext in Canberra. She has a PhD in molecular biology and many years experience in science administration. She has been at Biotext for more than 10 years and is one of the chief editors of AMOS.
Biotext developed the Australian manual of scientific style (AMOSS; available at sciencestyle.com.au), which is now co-published with Macquarie University. AMOSS is an online resource that provides practical and expert guidance on presenting scientific information clearly, consistently and effectively. Andina will present the main features of AMOS, focusing on the changes that have been made in the evolution of AMOSS to become Australian manual of style (AMOS).
What writers would like to know about editors (Qld)
Gillian Lloyd is an author of short stories and flash fiction. She has always written tales, long and short, and loves the challenge of creating characters. As the convenor of the annual Writers Group Convention, Gillian encourages writers and speakers to teach and learn while mingling in a friendly casual atmosphere. The NightWriters writing group was initiated by Gillian and continues today. "My passion is helping writers create work that they are proud of, and entertaining others through writing."
Points Gillian covers include: writers' beliefs about editors in general; how editors could assist writers groups; what writers look for when researching editing; and how, in general, editors and writers can best communicate. Gillian also speaks about the value of "finding our tribe", the Writers Group Convention and how writers groups help each other.