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Digital nomadism 101

Join PEG for our webinar series, where you will have the opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills as editors and proofreaders in a variety of ways: linguistic, stylistic, business, digital, technical, professional and more. Regarding her own digital nomadism and her willingness to share her experience with kindred spirits, Carrie Milton says: ‘If you are interested in embarking on an adventure of your own, whether local or international, then I hope that by sharing the basics with you, I’ll be able to help you turn idea into reality.’

Focus: As a digital nomad herself, Carrie is well equipped to share her thoughts and experiences of being a language practitioner on the move, usually in out-of-the-way (and wifi) places. She’ll cover both the practical and the technological aspects of her modus operandi.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Time: 18:30 to 20:30

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitator: Carrie Milton

CPD hours: Attendees will receive a certificate confirming their attendance and their having earned 2 hours’ worth of core CPD; those who opt to listen to the audio recording of the webinar instead, without actually attending, will earn 20 minutes’ worth of discretionary CPD time.

There is no pre-webinar exercise or reading.

About our facilitator

Carrie Milton is a writer, editor, veterinarian and adventurer. After working with a variety of animals for a number of years, she reawakened her love for the written word and was in the first group of editors to achieve PEG Accredited Text Editor status. She now splits her time between veterinary work and editing work and enjoys having the flexibility to hike, dance, travel and visit family that this combination allows.

About the webinar

Which of my go-to reference books come in digital format? Is remote work really as glamorous as it appears on Instagram? Are there portable load-shedding solutions? What are the requirements for a digital nomad visa? Do I choose cloud storage or an external hard drive? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to visit a friend or family member for a month without taking leave?

If you’ve ever asked yourself one of these questions, then this presentation is for you. When I first formalised my passion for proofreading, I did so with the simple goal of building a second skill set and a sideline income. I never dreamed that it would grow to a point where I could consider resigning from full-time veterinary work and explore a completely different lifestyle.

But it has, and along with bigger dreams have come significant questions, considerations and problems to be solved. As an old soul, some of the ‘advancements’ of the Digital Age haven’t sat quite right with me; yet, in order to embrace the fact that going on an adventure or two is within my reach, I’ve needed to adapt.

Over the past year, while working towards being less and less location bound, I have done a fair amount of research, learnt through trial and error, and continue to problem-solve in the digital nomadism context. If you are interested in embarking on an adventure of your own, whether local or international, then I hope that by sharing the basics with you, I’ll be able to help you turn idea into reality.


Affiliation Registration fee
(by or on 20 November)
PEG members R275
LAMP members* R475
Non-affiliated members R675

*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).

** If you pay for BOTH Parts 1 and 2 simultaneously at the early-bird rate, you will qualify for a 20% discount on the combined fee: instead of R550, you will pay R440 for attending both webinars. The first part will be presented on Tuesday, 10 October, from 18:00 to 20:30.

Please register by completing and emailing the registration form to Sharon Rose.

Deadline for registrations: 12:00 on 20 November.

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 no later than 12 noon on 20 November. Once the final number of attendees has been confirmed on the eve 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 2023 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.

Remember, though, that as a would-be or part-participant on the day, you will in any event receive the audio recording of the entire event plus PDFs of the PPT slides.

Use the early-bird special: save money and secure your spot at this webinar by registering early!

22 November, 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:30 Africa/Johannesburg at Online (Zoom) by PEG | conference Fourth quarter Webinar Zoom

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