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Nitty-gritty editing webinar: Essential print and digital resources for language practitioners

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 and more. Are you trying to build up your own library of dictionaries, grammars and related books and online resources? Then why not come and discover some new titles and share a few or your own stalwarts.

Focus: During this short, interactive webinar, a selection of tried-and-trusted, indispensable print and online resources that contain loads of wisdom about editing, writing style, grammar, punctuation and related subjects will be presented. It will also be an opportunity for the attendees to share their favourite vade mecum with the group.

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Time: 17:30 to 19:00

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitator: John Linnegar

CPD hours: Attendees will earn 1,5 hours of core CPD; those who do not attend but receive the recording will earn 15 minutes of discretionary CPD.

About our facilitator

John Linnegar began his career as a teacher of English, History and Mathematics. He has been an avid ‘improver of authors’ words’ for four decades now, and remains dedicated to making their texts read as clearly as possible (and in the process saving a reputation or two!). Apart from co-authoring three of the PEG guides, John is author of several texts dealing with matters grammatical and stylistic, including Engleish, our Engleish: Common errors in South African English and how to resolve them (Pharos, 2013), Oxford English grammar: The advanced guide (OUP, 2015) and, most recently, with Ken McGillivray, grammar, punctuation and all that jazz . . . (MLA Publishers, 2019). He currently offers a personalised ‘online’ Grammar for Editors course aimed at those who need to brush up their English grammar and use of punctuation. Since 2000, he has been training copy editors and proofreaders for South Africa’s book publishing industry and championing the professionalisation of our craft and its practitioners. To this end, he co-authored Text Editing: A handbook for students and practitioners (UPA, Brussels, 2012). From the start, he has been an avid collector and user essential resources to support his editorial decisions, having discovered the timeless wisdom in so many of them.

About the webinar

The objective of this particular webinar is to provide attendees with ideas for books and online reference works they may wish to add to their libraries. It will essentially be a session in which John will provide information about and insights into the usefulness of the resources he uses regularly; and also an opportunity for those present to share with the group some of the resources they find valuable. So, whether you are a relative newbie or a seasoned practitioner, this one could be right up your Editorial Street!


Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(by/on 14 October latest)
Registration fee
(from 15 to 21 October)
PEG members R275 R350
LAMP members* R475 R550
Non-affiliated members R750 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 no later than 12 noon on 21 October.

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 noon on 24 October.. 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.

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!

25 October, 2022 @ 17:30 - 19:00 Africa/Johannesburg at Online (Zoom) by PEG

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