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  • abbreviations
    • Ballière’s Abbreviations in Medicine May 1991, 12–13
    • Cassell Dictionary of Abbreviations (book review) Dec 1999, 11, 13
    • for chemical elements Nov 1989, 14
    • Collins Gem: abbreviations and acronyms (book review) Nov 2001, 9
    • Collins Wordpower: abbreviations and acronyms (book review) Nov 2001, 9
    • Dictionary of Biomedical Acronyms and Abbreviations (book review) May 1991, 12–13
    • for journal titles Jan 2001, 7
    • New Penguin Dictionary of Abbreviations (book review) Nov 2000, 10
    • Units, Symbols and Abbreviations: A guide for authors and editors in medicine and related sciences (book review) Jul 2008, 12
    • use of Sep 1989, 2; 5; Jan 2009, 10
  • ABPTOE (Association of Bookseller and Publisher Training Organisations in Europe) Feb 1990, 6
  • Abrahamson, Robert Louis: profile Apr 1998, 4–5
  • abridging Apr 2001, 6–7
  • abroad, living and working Jun 1995, 3–4; May 2003, 5–6; conference supplement Nov 2008, 8; Mar 2015, 6–7
  • ‘absolutely’: use of Sep 2003, 7; Nov 2003, 7
  • abstracting: introduction to Mar 1995, 1–3; Apr 1995, 2–3
  • academic publishing Oct 1999, 4–5; Dec 2000, 1–2; Jan 2009, 7–8
    • Writing Successful Academic Books (book review) Nov 2011, 12
  • Académie française Jul 1991, 10–11
  • accented characters Jul 1991, 10–11; Sep 1991, 6; Oct 1991, 4
  • accountants: for freelances Apr 1990, 3; Sep 2002, 8; Sep 2004, 9–10; Nov 2004, 14
  • accounting
    • for freelances Jun 1991, 2–3; Sep 2002, 8
    • for small businesses Feb 1990, 8
    • software Mar 2014, 8; Nov 2016, 3
    • see also book-keeping
  • accounts departments: communicating with Jun 1996, 3–4
  • Accreditation
    • and advanced membership Mar 2007, 8
    • case-studies May 2008, 5; Jan 2014, 8–9
    • copy-editing
      • curriculum Jul 2004, 14–15
      • devising method of May 1989, 3; Oct 1992, 7; Feb 1993, 3; Jun 1994, 5–6
      • draft proposals Supplement May 1993, 1–4; Aug 1993, 2–4; Dec 1993, 1–3; Aug 1994, 1–2; Dec 1994, 1–2
      • moderator Apr 1995, 7
      • on-screen editing Dec 1996, 9
      • problems Oct 1998, 4
      • project manager Jan 2004, 12; May 2004, 13
      • registration Apr 1996, 6–7; Dec 1999, 16
      • test exemption route Apr 1996, 6–7; Mar 1997, 7; May 1997, 5; Jan 2002, 1–2
      • tests Dec 1999, 2; Jul 2004, 14; Mar 2006, 12–13; Sep 2007, 7; Nov 2015, 7
    • proofreading
      • advice for applicants Jan 2004, 5; Jan 2005, 14–15
      • appeal process Mar 2003, 14
      • case-studies May 2008, 4; Mar 2009, 5; Jan 2014, 8–9
      • devising method of May 1989, 3; Oct 1992, 7; Feb 1993, 3; Jun 1994, 5–6
      • draft proposals Supplement May 1993, 1–4; Aug 1993, 2–4; Dec 1993, 1–3; Aug 1994, 1–2; Dec 1994, 1–2; Jul 2001, 14–15
      • launch of scheme Jan 2002, 1–2
      • moderator Apr 1995, 7
      • problems Dec 1996, 9; Oct 1998, 4
      • Proofreading for Accreditation (training course) Jan 2005, 13; May 2005, 13–14; Jul 2005, 14; Jan 2014, 8
      • prospectus Mar 1999, 17–18
      • registration Apr 1996, 6–7; Dec 1999, 16; Mar 2002, 15; Jan 2005, 15
      • survey Mar 1999, 17
      • test exemption route Apr 1996, 6–7; Apr 1997, 3; May 1997, 5; Jul 1999, 16
      • tests Mar 1997, 7; Apr 1997, 3; Sep 1997, 16; Dec 1997, 18; Dec 1999, 2–3; May 2001, 14–15; Nov 2005, 5; Sep 2007, 7; Jan 2014, 8–9; May 2015, 14–15;
  • Accreditation and Registration Board (SfEP) May 2002, 15; Nov 2002, 15; Sep 2007, 7
    • appeal fee Mar 2003, 14
    • survey (2004) Jul 2004, 13; Sep 2005, 12–13
    • see also Professional Development Board (SfEP)
  • acknowledgements May 1991, 3
    • credits for editors and proofreaders in Mar 2014, 16
  • ‘acoustic/acoustical’: use of Apr 1992, 11
  • Acrobat (software) see Adobe Acrobat
  • acronyms Sep 1989, 2; Jan 2009, 10; Sep 2010, 15; Sep 2016, 3
    • Collins Gem: Abbreviations and acronyms (book review) Nov 2001, 9
    • Collins Wordpower: Abbreviations and acronyms (book review) Nov 2001, 9
    • Dictionary of Biomedical Acronyms and Abbreviations (book review) May 1991, 12–13
  • active/passive voice, use of Jan 2015, 7
  • Acts of Parliament, referencing Nov 2009, 4–5
  • actors: literacy of May 2002, 11–12
  • adjectival clauses May 2009, 9–10
  • ‘actually’: meaning of May 1991, 13
  • addresses (postal): format of Feb 1991, 13; Jan 1992, 11; Jul 1992, 10–12
  • adjectival nouns Mar 1991, 3
  • Adobe Acrobat (software) Oct 1994, 5–6; Jul 2003, 4–5; Mar 2004, 3; conference supplement Nov 2004, 6; Sep 2007, 5; Jan 2008, 11–12; Mar 2013, 7 see also PDFs
  • Adobe InDesign (software) Mar 2006, 3–4; conference supplement Nov 2009, 6; conference supplement Nov 2012, 3; Sep 2013,10
  • ADVANCE (Book Trade Benevolent Society) Jul 1998, 4–5
  • Advanced On-screen Editing (training course) Jul 1997, 6–7; Sep 1997, 9; Dec 1997, 12–13
    • see also On-screen Editing 2
  • advertising
    • language used in Nov 1998, 12
    • of SfEP Apr 1990, 5; Nov 1990, 3; Apr 1991, 3
  • Advertising Standards Authority Jul 2004, 13; Jan 2007, 9
  • Advice to Publishers and Editors (APE: exhibition) Jan 1998, 14; Jan 1999, 7; Jun 2000, 17
  • advising,freelance: conference supplement Nov 2013, 7
  • 'affect'/'effect' Jan 2009, 10
  • Africa: living and working in Jul 1998, 2–3; Mar 2004, 6; Sep 2010, 8–10; Mar 2015, 6–7; May 2015, 1
  • African Link Sep 1989, 5
  • Afrikaans Mar 2004, 6
  • agents, literary, working with Nov 2016, 21
  • AGMs (SfEP) see Annual General Meetings (SfEP)
  • agreement: of subjects and verbs Mar 2005, 8
  • Aherne, Margaret: ‘A day in the life’ Jan 2007, 16
  • ‘alarm bell’ words Jul 1999, 7; May 2000, 8
  • alcohol: ‘dry January’ Mar 2017, 12
  • Alexander technique Aug 2000, 5; Jul 2007, 9; Jan 2012, 8–9; Nov 2015, 20
  • ‘allows for’: use of Mar 2011, 16
  • allusions: Oxford Dictionary of Allusions (book review) Sep 2002, 9; Mar 2006, 9–10
  • alphabet: the editor’s Jan 2008, 16; Mar 2008, 16;
  • ALPSP see Association of Learned and Professional Societies
  • ‘alternatives’: meaning of Jan 2001, 8
  • Amazon Associates scheme Jul 2003, 14
  • Amazon Kindle (e-reader) Mar 2010, 10; Nov 2010, 10; Jan 2011, 6; Mar 2011, 8; Mar 2012, 11; Nov 2012, 10; Nov 2013, 11
  • Amenu, Justina (SfEP executive secretary) Sep 2011, 12; Mar 2012, 14
  • American English Dec 1992, 2–3; Jul 1993, 6; Jul 1994, 11; Oct 1994, 4–5; Dec 1996, 5; May 1999, 7–9; Jul 1999, 12–14; Sep 1999, 18; Mar 2002, 9; May 2003, 1; Mar 2005, 12; May 2005, 11; May 2006, 1, 6; Jul 2006, 8; conference supplement Nov 2006, 5; Jan 2008, 16; Mar 2008, 13; Jan 2010, 16; Sep 2010, 14; Mar 2012, 8–9; Nov 2016, 14
    • American English: History, structure and usage (book review) Sep 2010, 11
    • Doing Our Own Thing and Why We Should, Like, Care (book review) Jan 2006, 10
    • Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions (book review) Mar 2004, 11
  • ‘among(st)’/’between’ Apr 1993, 6–7; Jul 1993, 9; Oct 1993, 14–15; Dec 1993, 11; Jun 1994, 6
  • Ampersand Typesetting Ltd Aug 1992, 9
  • Anderson, Marion: profile Jan 2001, 5
  • Anglicization (of American English) May 1999, 7–9; Jul 1999, 12–14; Sep 1999, 18; Mar 2002, 9; May 2003, 1; conference supplement Nov 2006, 5; Mar 2012, 8–9
  • animals: pronouns for Oct 1994, 6–7
  • Annual General Meetings (SfEP)
    • reports
      • 1989 Nov 1989, 1–8
      • 1990 Jan 1991, 1–5
      • 1991 Jan 1992, 1–4
      • 1992 Feb 1993, 1–4
      • 1993 Jan 1994, 7–11
      • 1994 Jan 1995, 1
      • 1998 Dec 1998, 19
      • 1999 Nov 1999, 10
      • 2000 Nov 2000, 19
      • 2001 Nov 2001, 13–14
      • 2002 Nov 2002, 14; Jan 2003, 13
      • 2003 Nov 2003, 14
      • 2004 Nov 2004, 1, 14
      • 2005 Nov 2005, 15
      • 2006 Nov 2006, 13
      • 2007 Nov 2007, 12–13
      • 2009 Nov 2009, 13
      • 2010 Nov 2010, 1
      • 2011 Nov 2011, 1
      • 2012 Nov 2012, 1
      • 2013 Nov 2013, 1
      • 2014 Nov 2014, 1
      • 2015 Nov 2015, 13
      • 2016 Nov 2016, 4–5
    • rules and procedures Nov 2016, 4–5
  • answerphones Aug 1992, 7–8
  • anti-virus software Jan 1994, 12; Apr 1994, 4–7; Nov 2009, 10
  • antonyms: Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (book review) Sep 2006, 12–13
  • APE (Advice to Publishers and Editors: exhibition) Jan 1998, 14; Jan 1999, 7; Jun 2000, 17; May 2002, 15
  • Apostrophe Protection Society May 2002, 2–3; Mar 2007, 2
  • apostrophes
    • dropped Dec 1997, 11
    • dropped by Waterstones (bookshop) Mar 2012, 2; Jan 2016, 13
    • in French usage Jan 2006, 16; Mar 2006, 11; May 2006, 12
    • misuse of Aug 1992, 4
    • for omission Mar 1998, 7; Jan 2016, 13
    • in place names Mar 1998, 7
    • in plurals Jan 1990, 3
    • for possession Jul 1989, 5; Sep 1989, 7; Apr 1992, 8; Oct 1996, 11–12; Dec 1997, 11; Mar 1998, 7; Nov 1998, 18; Jan 2016, 13
  • Apple iPad see iPad
  • Apple Macintosh
    • compatibility Jul 1992, 12; Jul 1993, 7; Apr 1996, 11
    • fonts Nov 2003, 6
    • popularity Mar 2010, 13
    • software Jul 2010, 10
  • applications for work Sep 2009, 4–5
    • see also CVs; freelance work, getting started
  • ‘appraise’/’apprise’ Apr 1996, 9
  • apprenticeship schemes: copy-editing Sep 1990, 10; Nov 1991, 1–2; Mar 1998, 9
  • Apsley House (SfEP administrative office) Mar 2012, 1; May 2012, 13
  • aptitude tests May 1998, 10
  • Arabic language: transliteration Nov 2010, 5
  • Arabic names Oct 1998, 7
  • archives Mar 2015, 8–9
    • cataloguing of Sep 2004, 1–3
    • Manual of Archival Description (3rd ed.: book review) Sep 2001, 9; Mar 2002, 12
  • army newsletters: editing Oct 1996, 6–7
  • Arrowsmiths (typesetters/printers) Oct 1990, 8
  • art historians, freelance Nov 2009, 16
  • Arts and Humanities Special Interest Group: establishment of Jan 1996, 13
  • artwork see illustrations
  • 'as'/'like' Jan 2009, 10
  • ASCII character set Sep 1991, 6; Mar 1992, 9; May 1992, 9
  • Asgard Publishing Services Sep 1998, 5–6
  • Associates Available (SfEPAnnounce scheme) Mar 2004, 15; May 2004, 13; Sep 2005, 2, 14; Nov 2006, 15; Mar 2008, 7; Nov 2008, 12; Sep 2009, 6; Jan 2012, 1; Mar 2012, 3; Jul 2015, 4
    • see also IM (Intermediate Members) Available
  • Association of Bookseller and Publisher Training Organisations in Europe (ABPTOE) Feb 1990, 6
  • Association of British Science Writers Nov 2000, 5
  • Association of Learned and Professional Societies (ALPSP) Feb 1991, 9–10; Nov 1991, 8–10; May 2000, 5
    • ALPSP/Charlesworth Award Nov 2001, 10; 13
  • Astron Appointments Ltd Jun 1989, 8
  • audio tape/CD reviews
    • Secrets of Successful Freelancing (Sheppard) Jun 1997, 11–12
    • Sound of Starlight, The (Hill) Jul 2002, 10–11
  • Austen, Jane: editing of manuscripts Jan 2011, 1
  • Australia
    • Australian Institute of Professional Editors Sep 2009, 13; Jul 2012, 5
    • Council of the Australian Society of Editors Jan 2006, 4
    • publishing industry Jul 1993, 10–11
  • Australian English
    • Cambridge Australian English Style Guide (book review) Jul 1996, 9
    • Kangaroo’s Comments and Wallaby’s Words (book review) Aug 2000, 13–14
    • Working Words (book review) Mar 2012, 12
  • author/editor relationships Sep 1989, 2; Nov 1989, 12; Apr 1990, 2; Apr 1995, 6–7; Jan 2000, 5; Jun 2000, 1–2; Nov 2002, 2; Jan 2003, 1–2; Jan 2005, 6–7; Jul 2005, 3; Mar 2007, 10; Jul 2010, 3; Nov 2016, 21
  • author/publisher relationships: House of Blackwood: author–publisher relations in the Victorian era (book review) May 2004, 8
  • ‘averages’, ‘medians’, ‘means’ and ‘modes’ Mar 1993, 9–10; Nov 2010, 6