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Document Reviewing Course: Details, Locations, Costs & Booking Form

  How to book
You can book a a place in a public course by:

  • completing the online booking form below
  • calling 1800 601 116 (a free call) or
  • downloading the course brochure and posting, emailing or faxing it back with your details.

Ignore this form if you are requesting a quotation for an in-house course. Either call 1800 601 116 or contact us by email.

We will send you a tax invoice. Unless negotiated otherwise, the invoice must be paid no later than 7 days before the scheduled start date of the course.

You can pay by cheque, EFT, MasterCard, Visa or AMEX. Note that credit-card payments attract a 2% processing fee.

All charges shown below are inclusive of GST (that is, you only pay the amount shown, plus a credit-card processing fee if applicable).

The special price ($295) is offered to full-time students and holders of a current concession card. Otherwise the regular price ($395) applies.

Bulk discounts are offered for bookings of 4 or more. For details, call 1800 601 118 (a free call), or contact us by email.

  Cancellation policy
A full refund will be provided if you cancel with at least 7 days notice. However, cancellations received within 7 days of the course start date will incur a cancellation fee of $100.

  Course details
1: Introduction
What does document reviewing (also known as editing) entail?

2: Why review?
The purpose of writing; the principle of communicative efficacy; the five characteristics of good informational writing; the purpose of editing; the qualities of a good reviewer; readability statistics: help or hindrance?

3: Preparing to edit
Adopting the right attitude towards language; choosing dictionaries; choosing style guides; other handy references; types of review: editing and proof-reading; methods of editing: on-paper and on-screen; pros and cons of each method 

4: Copy-editing
What is it? What to look for: clarity, familiarity, economy, neutrality and consistency; handy checklists

5: Structural editing
What is it? Minimising the reader’s cognitive load; document organisation; logic; document usability; citation systems and styles; bibliographies and reference lists; handy checklists

6: Content review
What to look for; legal issues; ethical issues

7: Preparing a document for publication
Proof-reading; logical pagination; other pre-publication tasks

8: Open forum
General discussion on issues to do with editing and publishing.

[Table of Contents from the course handbook]

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Online Booking Form (Part A)
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Online Booking Form (Part B)
Now choose the document reviewing course you want to attend:

Melbourne courses

Sydney courses


September 19, 2014
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September 15, 2014
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Brisbane courses

Perth courses

September 16, 2014
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September 23, 2014
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Elsewhere in Australia

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More courses later (or on demand). Telephone for details.

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