Nitty-gritty practical editing workshop on editing academic texts (English)

30 Sep 2017 at 09:00 to 13:00
Centre for the Book, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Event Details

Focus: Basic, practical aspects of copy-editing academic journal articles and books

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017

Time: 09:00 for 09:30 to 13:00

Place: Committee Room, Centre for the Book (CFB), Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Presenter: Inga Norenius

More about our presenter

Inga Norenius is a freelance text editor with over 20 years’ experience in educational as well as scholarly and academic publishing. She has trained many fledgling editors and project managers and is a mentor in PEG’s mentoring programme. Currently she edits narrative non-fiction, runs training courses for McGillivray Linnegar Associates and continues to hone her fencing skills with deadlines.


Attendees are welcome to send any questions about the editing of academic texts for Inga’s attention beforehand to the Western Cape Branch Committee. Questions must be received by Monday 25 September 2017. Please send your questions to Corné Janse van Rensburg (

PEG guides

The following guides will be on sale at the workshop:

  • Consistency, consistency, consistency: PEG’s guide to style guides (third edition) by John Linnegar with Paul Schamberger and Jill Bishop at R40
  • The business of editing: The PEG guide to setting up and running your small business (second edition) by Jill Bishop, John Linnegar and Linda Pretorius at R50
  • Marketing your freelance services: The PEG guide for practitioners by John Linnegar with Jenny de Wet and Lia Marus at R70

One copy of Text editing: A handbook for students and practitioners (Kris Van de Poel, WAM Carstens and John Linnegar) is available at R400.


The price of the workshop, including refreshments, is:

Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 22 September 2017)
Registration fee
(before or on 27 September 2017)
PEG members R250 R300
LAMP members R350 R400
Non-affiliated members R500 R600

Owing to the size of the venue, attendance is limited to 24 attendees. To book your place, please complete the registration form and return it along with proof of payment to Ellyn Barry at by Friday 22 September 2017 (early-bird rate) or by Wednesday 27 September 2017 (normal rate).

Make use of the early-bird special: save money and secure your spot for this workshop by registering early!