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Academic Referencing Systems: APA, Harvard, Oxford, Vancouver, Short Title

REPEAT from 2021

Focus: The presenters will discuss the following referencing styles: Vancouver, Harvard, APA, Oxford, MLA and Chicago.

Date: Saturday, 5 March 2022

There will not be any preparatory material or reading for this webinar.

Time: 09:30 to 13:00

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitators: Inga Norenius, Cathy Robertson, Sally Hofmeyr and John Linnegar

CPD hours: Attendees will receive a certificate confirming their attendance and their having earned 3,5 hours’ worth of core CPD; those who opt to listen to the audio recording of the webinar instead, without actually attending, will earn 3 hours’ worth of discretionary CPD time.

More about our facilitators

During her multi-faceted career, Inga Norenius has been a teacher, curriculum developer, writer, trainer, editor and project manager in a range of contexts – formal and informal, rural and urban. With an Honours degree in English, she started off as a secondary school English teacher then moved to Namibia, where she worked as a subject adviser mentoring and training teachers. On her return to South Africa she completed a further Honours degree in Adult Education while working for a variety of NGOs. During this time she became increasingly involved in materials development projects, which led to her move into publishing. She joined the SA schools division of Maskew Miller Longman (now a part of Pearson Education) as a project manager, becoming manager of the editorial department a few years later. After seven rather hectic years of leading the team through ‘curriculum revision’ cycles, she moved to the relatively calmer realm of scholarly publishing with the HSRC Press. Since 2011, she has worked as a freelance editor, proofreader and project manager on a wide variety of human and social science publications. Inga is a past committee member of PEG and was also PEG’s mentoring coordinator for the Western and Eastern Cape from 2012 to 2014.

Cathy Robertson has had rather a chequered career, having qualified as an English and Afrikaans teacher donkey’s years ago and spent about five years teaching Grades 9–12. She has spent time as an Avis rental car marketing manager, assistant marketing manager at Anglo American Properties, launching Marina da Gama (in Cape Town), a few years lecturing English at a teachers’ training college and many years at a TVET college, first lecturing Communication and Public Relations and then retiring as Vice Principal: Innovation and Development (Skills Development). She has written learning materials for the Food and Beverage Seta, an English first language textbook for Damelin and L4 learning material for Communication for Future Managers. She was a marker and examiner for the Department of Education for many years and has been an external moderator for Umalusi since 2003, moderating external national examination papers and functioning as an external moderator at marking centres. She thus has many years’ experience in setting, marking and moderating external examinations. She still writes the national report on ICASS (Internal Assessment) for Umalusi. Cathy has been on PEG’s Exco as Western Cape branch committee for a couple of years, has also mentored five mentees and is busy with her sixth. With John Linnegar she was a co-examiner of PEG’s first accreditation test and was also one of the markers of the test. Academically, she has a PhD in Curriculum Studies and is a research associate at Stellenbosch University. She has delivered numerous papers, published chapters in academic books on metaphor and academic writing as well as academic articles. For the past three years, she has also been managing editor of an academic journal named JOVACET under the auspices of the University of the Western Cape. She has been awarded the Business Trust Trophy for the promotion of Human Resource Development in the Western Cape, the Rotary Merit Award for Service to the Community Beyond the Call of Duty and a Lifetime Achiever award from the Western Cape Education Department. Last year she was awarded the Derrick Hurlin award for Excellence in Mentoring and became PEG’s Volunteer of the Year.

Sally Hofmeyr started out studying ecology, ornithology and conservation, and although she went as far as obtaining a PhD and completing two postdoctoral fellowships, she was never convinced that academia was the right place for her. Between postdocs, she started doing freelance academic editing for a small online company (Uni-edit) as a way of bringing in some extra money while she worked out what to do next. By the time the second postdoc came to an end, she had finally found her niche: editing! Since 2016, Sally has been a senior editor for Uni-edit, and in this role she edits, provides training and feedback to editors and translators, and participates in other aspects of running the business. The editing work she does is primarily editing academic articles in the biological sciences that are written by non-native speakers of English or translated into English in-house. She is keen on broadening her horizons, and to this end has completed several courses in editing and related subjects, and has attended many PEG seminars and webinars. She has also done some editing of educational material (SA high school science) and has recently begun to take on book proofreading projects for a local publisher. She still keeps a toe in the waters of real-life academia by helping with ornithological fieldwork from time to time, which provides a welcome break from the computer. Sally has been a member of PEG since late 2017, and in 2020 she qualified as an Accredited Text Editor (English) and joined the PEG Exco as secretary in 2021.

Trained as a secondary school teacher, John Linnegar has been active in the publishing industry for more than 40 years, as writer, editor, proofreader, technical writer, industrial editor and publisher. He cut his editorial teeth as an editor of texts for one of South Africa’s foremost law publishers and played a leading role in formalising its House style for authors and editors. He has also edited and proofread numerous school and academic textbooks and articles, for both local and international publishers.

The confluence of teaching and editing was almost inevitable. In 2000 he ran his first course in copy editing and proofreading for PASA’s Publishing Training Project and, subsequently, a customised course for the National Parliament’s Hansard reporters. John has since presented basic and advanced editing and English grammar courses in various forms both publicly and for local publishers, for several provincial legislatures and at a number of our universities. He has also workshopped editing skills with members of the Institute of Translating & Interpreting (ITI) in the United Kingdom and of SENSE in the Netherlands.

In 2009 he published the best-selling Engleish, our Engleish: Common errors in South African English and how to resolve them (Pharos; rev ed 2013). In 2012, a standard text he co-authored with professors Wannie Carstens and Kris Van de Poel – Text editing: A handbook for students and practitioners (ASP Editions, Brussels) – was published, a text that has been well received internationally. He has also co-authored several PEG guides: on house style; the business of editing, and marketing freelance editorial services. His latest publication (with Ken McGillivray, 2019) is grammar, punctuation and all that jazz (MLA Publishing), which is aimed at any wordsmith whose use of English needs polishing through familarisation with the essentials of usage. Besides grammar, he specialises in developing house style guidelines and converting texts to Plain Language/English.

John is an Accredited Professional Text Editor (SATI), a life member and past chair of PEG, an executive member of the Society of English-language Professionals in the Netherlands (SENSE), and a member of the Nordic Editors and Translators (NEaT) and the Canberra Society of Editors (CSE), Australia.

About the webinar

Each of the presenters will illustrate the conventions associated with a particular style of intext citation and referencing.

Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive an audio recording of the event and the PPT slides, which will be emailed to the registrants after the event.


Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 28 February 2022)
Registration fee
(from 1 to 3 March 2021)
PEG members R275 R350
LAMP members* R475 R550
Non-affiliated members R675 R750

*LAMP members: Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB), ProJourn, Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA), South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) and the South African Translators’ Institute (SATI).


Please register by completing and emailing the registration form to Sharon Rose. Deadline for registrations: 12 noon on 3 March.

Cancellation policy

If members are unable to attend this webinar after having registered and paid for it, a full refund is possible if cancellations are received by Sharon Rose by 12:00 on 4 March. Once the final number of attendees has been confirmed on the morning of the webinar, no refunds are possible.

In addition, should you be prevented from participating in full or in part on the day of the webinar owing to Eskom loadshedding, you will be entitled to take either the same webinar or another on the 2022 webinar programme. When this occurs, the onus will be on you to inform the webinar coordinator of your disqualification on this ground and to specify which alternative webinar you would like to transfer your registration to.

5th Mar 2022 @ 09:30 - 13:00 Africa/Johannesburg | Webinar, Zoom

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