Workshop on addressing pitfalls in journal editing

24 Jun 2017 at 08:30 to 13:00
First Guest House, 344 Chappies Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria
PEG Gauteng
Event Details

Focus: Identifying and addressing pitfalls and challenges when editing academic articles for journals

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017

Time: 08:30 for 09:00 to 13:00

Place: First Guest House, 344 Chappies Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria

Presenter: Christien Terblanche, Owner of Cum Laude Language Practitioners

Christien Terblanche is a freelance language editor and translator, and the owner of Cum Laude Language Practitioners. She is based in Potchefstroom, where she completed an Honours Degree in Translation Studies and a Master’s Degree in English Literature. Her field of specialisation is academic editing and the translation of academic texts. Her experience as an educational interpreter for various faculties of the NWU served as a good introduction to the world of academic editing and translation. She has edited numerous successfully published academic monographs, collected works and journal articles, and has translated two full-length academic monographs. She edits many dissertations and theses each year and delights in the variety of topics and the challenge of teaching while editing. From time to time she also does medical and pharmaceutical translations.

Journal editing questions

Attendees are welcome to send any questions about editing academic articles or journals beforehand to the Gauteng Branch Committee, for Christien’s attention.

Questions must be received by Wednesday, 21 June 2017. Please send your questions to Benita Bohnen (

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 – 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 – R50
  • Marketing your freelance services: The PEG guide for practitioners by John Linnegar with Jenny de Wet and Lia Marus – R70


The price of the workshop, including refreshments, is:

Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 16 June 2017)
Registration fee
(before or on 22 June 2017)
PEG members R280 R330
LAMP members R380 R430
Non-affiliated members R500 R600

Owing to the size of the venue, attendance is limited to 40 attendees. To book your place, please complete the registration form and return it along with proof of payment to Ellyn Barry at by Friday, 16 June 2017 (early-bird rate) or by Thursday, 22 June 2017 (normal rate). Please include information on any dietary requirements in your email to Ellyn.

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