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Beyond Simple Editing

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Language and Writing
Code:
LWA4
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
Experienced medical writers or editors who are ready to move into a more senior role. Participants should be competent in editing for style and formatting and in basic language editing.
Objective:
To consider the elements of in-depth editing – that is, editing that involves revising a piece of text to maximise its effectiveness.
Content:
We will briefly review the elements of editing and then consider how in-depth editing can improve the quality of a document. Participants will carefully examine a piece of text using questions raised as part of the pre-workshop assignment. We will then discuss how the text could be revised, and what should be prioritised if working to a deadline. Exercises will focus on parts of the document and participants will complete the revisions as part of the post-workshop assignment. The workshop will be interactive, with time for the participants to share their experience. The workshop will not cover on-screen editing, although we may discuss using on-screen editing techniques to support editing.