Nitty-gritty practical editing workshop on the editing of theses and dissertations

10 Feb 2018 at 09:00 to 13:00
Centre for the Book, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Event Details

Focus: Basic, practical aspects of the editing of theses and dissertations

Date: Saturday 10 February 2018

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

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

Presenter: Tanya Barben

More about our presenter

Tanya Barben spent her entire career working in many capacities at the University of Cape Town libraries. She has had many years’ experience as an editor of academic journals, academic books, fictional works and theses and dissertations in just about every discipline (although legal subjects seem to come her way most often). She is also indexer.


Attendees are welcome to send any questions about the editing of theses and dissertations for Tanya’s attention beforehand to the Western Cape branch committee. Questions must be received by Monday 5 February 2018.

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


The price of the workshop, including refreshments, is:

Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 2 February 2018)
Registration fee
(before or on 7 February 2018)
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 2 February 2018 (early-bird rate) or by Wednesday 7 February 2018 (normal rate).

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