References and bibliographies

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with Susan Keogh

Date: Saturday 30 April 2016
Time: 1 pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Centre for Adult Education (CAE), 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. (Please read your receipt to discover how to find your room at the venue.)
Cost for members: $120.00 (Editors Victoria, Societies of Editors, Writers Victoria, ASTC, ANZSI)
Cost for non-members: $180.00
Refreshments: Afternoon refreshments are provided.
Bookings close at 12 pm (noon) Monday 25 April 2016 

Australian government, APA, Harvard, author–date, Australian Legal Citation Guide or (God help us) Vancouver? With the plethora of referencing systems available, it's easy to become confused but, in this half-day workshop, experienced academic editor Susan Keogh (formerly Editorial Manager – Academic at Cambridge University Press) will show how to navigate the maze of commas, colons, bold and italic (... and is that max caps for book titles or not? how about punctuation between author initials? ...) until you have the confidence to edit reference entries in transliterated Turkish.

Topics covered 

  • Overview of referencing systems
  • Bibliographies vs. references
  • Key elements of Harvard and Australian government author–date citations 
  • Key points of APA style
  • Footnotes, chapter notes, end notes and numberless notes
  • Key elements of Australian government numbered note referencing
  • Legal citations, Vancouver system and other systems
  • What about EndNote? Doesn’t it make editing references redundant?
  • Tips on dealing with references

Delivery method

The workshop will contain a mix of direct instruction and hands-on exercises. Please bring your Australian government Style Manual. 

Who should attend?

Suitable for editors without a background in academic editing or those who want to brush up their skills. Not suitable for beginners: familiarity with editing terms and mark-up is required.

About the trainer

Susan Keogh, mba, de, is a Melbourne freelance editor. She is an honorary life member and former president of Editors Victoria.

Susan began her editing life in the last millennium, working in-house for Melbourne University Press, Lonely Planet and Cambridge University Press. She has been a member of the Australian Publishers Association copyright and training committees, and has taught in the postgraduate diploma in editing and publishing (now the master’s degree of writing and publishing) at RMIT for more than fifteen years. She was the recipient of the 2014 FAW Barbara Ramsden Award, recognising the role of editors in producing quality literary works. She has taught editing skills in most Australian states and in Singapore. 

‘Susan is one of the most knowledgeable, engaging lecturers. I love her courses.’ – feedback from a 2014 course participant

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