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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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

DVWO, London

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

Telephone: 0871 222 4832

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References and citations

Our new online References course shows you how to edit and style bibliographies and citations, including URLs and DOIs, to meet standard practice and accepted criteria.

You will consider common snags and tricky problems that don't fit the norm, and the course includes a section on how to use ReferenceChecker to check references against in-text citations. Includes examples, instruction and exercises.

Cost: £149 (members), completion = 5 upgrade points

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