The Grammar Toolkit
Grammar underpins all good writing. It’s the lynchpin that enables a writer to achieve their purpose, whether that purpose is to communicate, inspire or entertain. This practical online workshop, held over three short sessions, is suitable for writers and editors who need to learn or brush up on the basics of grammar to make them better and more confident writers or editors. It covers:
• words and how they function (the parts of speech)
• putting words together in phrases and clauses
• putting phrases and clauses together into sentences
• varying sentence structure (syntax)
• punctuation essentials.
Writers will learn the mechanics behind why their writing works — and why sometimes it doesn’t, as well as how to improve their expression.
Editors planning to sit the IPEd accreditation exam in 2020 will find the exercises useful in preparing for the language part of the exam.
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When: 9, 16, 23 May — 10am-12pm
Where: from the comfort of your own home! A Zoom invitation will be sent to you after you book, with details on how to access the course.
Cost: $85 for NEWC members, $99 for non-members
The course fee covers:
• three online training sessions in a small group (maximum of 10)
• a free copy of Effective writing: plain English at work (2nd edition) by renowned grammarian Elizabeth Manning Murphy and course co-presenter Hilary Cadman
• access to presentation materials after the course finishes.
Dr Hilary Cadman AE ELS is an IPEd Accredited Editor, a BELS-certified Editor in Life Sciences, and a highly experienced technical editor and trainer. Over the past 35 years she has worked internationally as a scientist, university lecturer and technical editor (both in-house and freelance). More recently she has developed a range of training courses, and provided training to groups of editors in four states in Australia.
Dr Linda Nix AE is an IPEd Accredited Editor, chair of the IPEd Accreditation Board and of the IPEd Standing Committee for Professional Development, and treasurer of NEWC. She is an experienced editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. She has presented at seminars and run training for both writers and editors.