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SfEP AGM and 23rd annual conference
Conference programme

Saturday 8 September

1.35 Assemble for trip into York
2.00–3.30 Guided walking tour of York (optional extra)
4.00–5.00 Registration (refreshments available from 4pm)
5.00–6.00 Annual General Meeting
7.00–8.00 Drinks before dinner – and an invitation for conference first-timers to meet the council
8.00 Dinner

Sunday 9 September

8.00–9.00 Breakfast
9.00–9.30 Registration (continued)
9.30–9.45 Welcome by SfEP chair and notices
9.45–11.00 Session 1: Workshops (running concurrently)
  • Making Word simpler with macros – Kathleen Lyle
  • The art of querying – Gerard Hill
  • Starting out – Val Rice
  • Introduction to XML – David Penfold
  • Demystifying grammar – Sarah Price
  • Searching the web more efficiently – Shena Deuchars
11.00–11.30 Refreshments and exhibition/marketplace
11.30–12.30 Session 1: Workshops (continued)
12.45–2.00 Lunch
2.00–3.30 'Something for everyone' sessions (2 x 45 minutes)
  • Moving books and flipping tiles: Convergence in print/tablets and tablets/desktop PCs – Gareth Haman
  • Cookery editing – Jan Cutler
  • Thesis editing – Ashley Craig
  • Finance for freelances– David Rice
  • Making the first move: Guidance for successful marketing – Penny Howes
  • Membership and upgrading Q&A – Sarah Patey and Sara Peacock
3.30–4.00 Refreshments and exhibition/marketplace
4.00–5.00 Panel session: Expanding our editorial skills, with Christina Thomas, Mark Allen, Nancy Duin, John Espirian, Damaris Wilson
7.00–8.00 Drinks reception (bar open from 6pm)
8.00–10.00 Conference banquet, with after-dinner talk by Professor Deborah Cameron: "Prescribing to the planet: A linguist's adventures in verbal hygiene'
10.00 Relax in the bar, with entertainment by Chris Shaw and Mistral (Anglo-French ceilidh)

Monday 10 September

8.00–9.00 Breakfast
8.45–9.15 Day delegate registration (tea/coffee available)
9.15–9.25 Plenary session: Notices
9.30–10.30 Whitcombe Lecture: Jessica Kingsley – 'Year of the Water Dragon: Excellence as the key to transformation in challenging times for publishers'
10.30–11.30 Session 2: Workshops (running concurrently)
  • Proofreading on-screen: PDFs and web pages – Anne Waddingham
  • Numbers and stuff: An introduction to editing maths – Sandy Nicholson
  • InDesign basics for editors – Becky Pickard
  • What is your fee? – Christina Thomas
  • Tai chi and Dao yin for health and relaxation – Steve and Penny Lyall
  • Negotiating for success – Sue Bennett, Warwick University
11.30–12.00 Refreshments and exhibition/marketplace
12.00–1.00 Session 2: Workshops (continued)
1.00–2.00 Lunch
2.00–3.30 Session 3: Seminars (running concurrently)
  • The future of publishing training: A PTC perspective – Peter McKay, chief executive, Publishing Training Centre
  • 'Plays well with others' – designers and editors – Andrew Barker
  • Using social media to your advantage – Dan Prendergast and Matt Burton, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
  • What can and should editors do about plagiarism? – Liz Wager
3.30–4.00 Close: SfEP chair
4.00 Tea and depart

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