UniSIG came about after SENSE produced its Guidelines for proofreading student texts, which in turn were inspired by Australian guidelines for editing dissertations and theses. For the first UniSIG meeting of 2021 we'll be going back to our Australian roots. We'll link up with IPEd Ambassador Hazel Baker in Sydney, Australia, to hear about academic editing in the Australian context. To accommodate Hazel's presentation of about half an hour and allow us plenty of time for Q&A and discussion, the meeting time has been extended to 90 minutes.
Hazel plans to begin with some background on the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd., the organization for professional editors in Australia and New Zealand. She will then explain how IPEd's Guidelines for editing research theses came about and how they've been received by Australian universities. She will also discuss academic editing in practice in Australia, including the types of documents editors are asked to edit, editors' responsibilities and the responsibilities of students and supervisors.
Hazel freelances as an academic editor and writing coach. She has worked in Africa, the UK, the USA and Australia. As a Hebrew speaker and having studied English and French at university, she describes herself on her website as being 'particularly skilled at working with people who come from a non-English speaking background'.
All SENSE members are invited to attend this online event, which will take place in the morning of Friday 15 January from 10.00 h -11.30 h. Please use the button above to register.
Registration will close at 09.00 h on 14 January and registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link to the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you on the morning of 15 January!