The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

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Professional development day

Editing for fiction
Do you work in the field of fiction? Are you interested in further developing your skills in this field? This day is for you! We will explore the ethical aspects of editing, discuss the craft of writing, and get an experienced author’s view of our profession. Finally, we will look at the sensitive area of reporting back to the author.

When? 9 June 2016
Where? DVWO, London

De Vere West One

De Vere West One
9–10 Portland Place
London W1B 1PR

Telephone: 0871 222 4832

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Mentoring: biomedical copy-editing

We can now offer mentoring in copy-editing journal articles in biomedical fields specifically. This uses real copy-editing assignments of accepted papers in journals, both research papers and review articles, and also covers editing of papers before submission to journals on behalf of authors. Mentees should have a background in biology or medicine to at least degree level.

When applying online, put 'biomedical' in the 'Anything else relevant' box.

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