All parties working on a project need to work as a team. They must also respect each other’s point of view. If everyone is working in different directions then the project will not succeed. Point of View Everyone has a point of view. Often everyone thinks their point of view is the right one. This … Read moreCommunication Skills
Before I get started on the course notes, I’d like to mention that the last two months has been hectic. I’ve been too busy to post or to do my courses. I’ve taken up the editing course again this week, but will defer the writing course until after the editing course is complete. That way, … Read moreEditing Course: Developing Good Working Relationship
As an editor it is part of your job to watch out for things like offensive language and discriminatory wording — but only when it is out of context. Most of the time, the author does not intend harm or it may be a case of misinterpretation, but the editor must be objective and consider … Read moreEditing Course: Be Aware of What You Edit
The following notes are extracts from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) website. Copyright Agency Limited Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: 02 9394 7600 Fax: 02 9394 7601 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.copyright.com.au What are moral rights? Moral rights are provided to the creator of works under copyright laws to protect their reputation … Read moreEditing Course: Moral Rights and Plagiarism
Most people recognise the copyright symbol, but everyone in the publishing industry needs to know what might cause a copyright issue. © This is the worldwide symbol that signals a work is owned by someone and no one else has the right to use it. Sounds simple, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. … Read moreEditing Course: What is Copyright?
This is pretty basic and I wasn’t going to include it on the website, but then I realised that not everyone knows what electronic documents are. My mother still can’t understand why digital cameras don’t need a film or how an email can be received within seconds of sending it, especially when the recipient is … Read moreEditing Course: Types of Electronic Documents
When editing or proofreading webpages online there are a few things to remember. It is more difficult to read screen based documents. And you are not only checking the content. Once you have edited or proofread the site, you will need to type up your report and send it to the client via email. Elements … Read moreEditing Course: Online Webpages
If a client emails you a document in PDF, you can proofread it, write up the corrections in an email or Word document and attach it to an email and send the email back to the client. To write up corrections, you use a simple reporting apprach based on abbreviated terms. These are common reporting … Read moreEditing Course: Reporting Corrections by Email