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Using and editing in Google Docs; Using DropBox and WeTransfer

Join PEG for a webinar on how to work with online-collaboration tools Google Docs, Google Drive, DropBox and WeTransfer

Focus: The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how to work with some of the most popular online-collaboration platforms: Google Docs, Google Drive, DropBox and WeTransfer. The webinar will help beginners to get started and will provide some tips that may prove useful even to those who already have some familiarity with these tools.

Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Time: 18:30 to 21:00

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitator: Sally Hofmeyr

CPD hours: You will qualify for 2,5 core CPD hours if you attend this webinar, but only 1 discretionary CPD hour if you listen to the recording only and do not attend live.

About our facilitator

Sally Hofmeyr progressed as far as postdoc level in ecology, ornithology and conservation, but she was never convinced that academia was the right place for her. While ‘postdoccing’, she started doing freelance academic editing for a small online company (Uni-edit) as a way of bringing in some extra income while she worked out what to do next. By the time her second postdoc came to an end, she had finally identified 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. She primarily edits academic articles in the biological sciences that are written by non-native speakers of English or translated into English in-house. As part of her work with Uni-edit, she frequently collaborates with other staff members in working on documents using Google Docs and Google Drive. She keeps a toe in the waters of real-life academia by helping with ornithological fieldwork from time to time. Some of that work involves collaborating with other academics using documents stored in DropBox. Until recently, she also used DropBox extensively while she was a member of her choir’s committee. Her experience of online collaboration, therefore, is relatively broad and not limited to editing-related work. Sally has been a member of PEG since 2017, and in 2020 she qualified as an Accredited Text Editor (English). She joined the PEG Exco as secretary and the Accreditation Test examiner team in 2021.

About the webinar

The purpose of the webinar is to demonstrate how to use some of the most popular online-collaboration platforms: Google Docs, Google Drive, DropBox and WeTransfer. Google Docs and DropBox are incredibly useful for any situation in which a group of people needs to work together on a single document, and/or when a document needs to be accessible in its most up-to-date form to several people at once. Google Drive, DropBox and WeTransfer are useful tools for transferring large files and/or storing them in a central location where several people can access them at once. The webinar will cover the basics of setting up an account on each of these platforms, sharing files with others, receiving and downloading files, and editing files online.


Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 2 November)
Registration fee
(between 3 and 7 November)
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 Monday, 7 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 12 noon on Tuesday, 8 November.. 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!

9 November, 2022 @ 18:30 - 21:00 Africa/Johannesburg at Online (Zoom) by PEG | Webinar Zoom

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