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PEG Accreditation Test 2020 – Part 2: Editing, Proofreading, General questions

REPEAT from 2021

Focus: The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how questions should be answered, what to do and what not to do, and to clarify how candidates can best prepare themselves for the next accreditation test.

Date: Saturday, 23 July 2022

Time: 10:00 to 13:00

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitator: John Linnegar

Pre-webinar materials: The 2020 Language/Grammar and Editing questions will be sent upon registration; or bring your 2020 test answers along.

CPD hours: Attendees will earn 3 CPD hours for attending the webinar; those who listen to the recording only will earn 1 CPD hour.

About our facilitator

John Linnegar has been a teacher and trainer, and a setter of more tests and examinations than he cares to remember, during a career spanning 40+ years. He has also acted as an external marker and moderator for examinations set by the Western Cape Department of Education. With Cathy Robertson, he was a co-examiner of PEG’s inaugural accreditation test and also one of the markers. He was also an examiner and marker of the 2021 accreditation test.<!–

PEG guides

The following guides will be on sale at the workshop:

  • Consistency, consistency, consistency: PEG’s guide to style guides (third edition) by John Linnegar with Paul Schamberger and Jill Bishop at R40 [temporarily out of stock at the branch]
  • The business of editing: The PEG guide to setting up and running your small business (second edition) by Jill Bishop, John Linnegar and Linda Pretorius at R50
  • Marketing your freelance services: The PEG guide for practitioners by John Linnegar with Jenny de Wet and Lia Marus at R70
  • The PEG guide to grammar and punctuation by Myf Steynberg at R120


About the webinar

The purpose of the webinar/workshop is to demonstrate how questions should be answered, what to do and what not to do, and to clarify how candidates can prepare themselves for the next accreditation test. The vehicle for achieving this purpose will be the questions on language/grammar and on structural, content, stylistic and copy editing in PEG’s 2020 test. It will be useful for those who intend participating to work through these questions beforehand, providing answers where possible, in order to derive maximum benefit from the test. Those who sat the 2020 test should bring their completed tests to the webinar/workshop to enable them to discover where they could have performed better. (Note: The test questions on proofreading and general topics will be covered in Part 2 on 23 July.)


The cost of the online workshop is set out below:*

Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 18 July)
Registration fee
(from 19 July but by 21 July)
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).<!–

Booking: Owing to the size of the venue, attendance is limited to 24 attendees. To book your place, please complete the registration form and return it along with proof of payment to Ellyn Barry by Friday 13 March 2020 (early-bird rate) or by Wednesday 18 March 2020 (normal rate).

Cancellation policy: If members are unable to attend a webinar after registering and paying for it, a full refund is possible if members’ cancellations are received by Ellyn Barry on the Wednesday before the workshop. After the final number of attendees has been confirmed with the venue and the caterer on the Wednesday before the workshop, no refunds are unfortunately possible. Members are welcome offer their reserved places to others on the waiting list (please contact Ellyn Barry or to all the members of the Guild (please contact Kim R2).

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



Please register by completing the registration form and emailing it to the webinar administrator, Sharon Rose. Please DO NOT use the administrator address for this webinar.

Deadline for registrations: 12:00 on Thursday, 21 July.

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 22 July. 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.

23 July, 2022 @ 10:00 - 13:00 Africa/Johannesburg | Webinar Zoom

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