So you’ve registered for the conference, but can’t wait to get started on your professional development? Kick off your Brissy experience with some on-point workshops.

Whatever your editing interest, there’s a workshop to suit. For the academically inclined, Dr Lisa Lines’s morning workshop will cover how to use IPEd’s Guidelines for Editing Research Theses in a changing tertiary environment, including identifying the line between copyediting and rewriting a thesis for a student writing in English as a second (or third) language.

The morning’s other offering is from the social media savvy Belinda Pollard, imparting her tips on how to make a tangible imprint in the virtual world. Her workshop on online marketing for editors and indexers will help you navigate social media, work out how to attract your ideal customer and tweak your online presence to boost your income.

After you’ve had a stroll around Southbank for lunch, the afternoon workshop offerings are hard to miss, with a choice of three dazzling presenters.

Hilary Cadman will help academic editors, and those interested in getting into the field, learn about the fundamentals of referencing software EndNote, commonly used by researchers to capture their publication outputs and source material. Hilary will cover how to work effectively with authors using EndNote and help editors decide whether the program is useful for their work.

For those editors looking to tango without two, Jackey Coyle’s tips for self-employed editors will have you dancing your way to solo success. Jackey will offer her key steps to managing yourself as an employee, including promotion, finance and juggling your priorities. Not sure about paying your tax or quoting for your services? Strap on your dancing shoes and let Jackey show you the moves.

Our fifth workshop is from Ann Bolch, with her guide to navigating the gap between copyediting and manuscript appraisal. Ann will show participants how a fresh set of eyes can take a new view of a manuscript, identify the missing pieces and help your author add more flesh to their story through manuscript development. This workshop is particularly useful for editors of fiction.

Workshops will be held on Wednesday 13 September and offer the opportunity to truly advance your editing skills. Early bird workshop rates apply until 13 July.

To register for the workshops only, click here.

To register for the workshops and the conference, click here.