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Helping organizations achieve editorial excellence

Basic training

World-class training to handle  formatting and mechanical aspects of copyediting style

Gradational training

Graded training and mentoring of copyeditors for standard and advanced language editing

Quality assessment

Professional assessment of copyediting quality with helpful comments in file and a score card

Copyeditor certification

The Art of Copyediting certifications for standard (L2) and professional (L3) editing

Recruitment assistance

Review of copyediting for identifying the right candidates for standard and advanced editing

Total editorial support

All services bundled together and some extras, for use in accordance with your requirements

Motivational workshop

Inspiring people by teaching them principles of life management and time management

Basic training

Formatting and mechanical aspects of style

The basic training program provides a firm footing for a career in copyediting.

  • The 10-week full-time program will cover the following areas:
    • List of references
    • Reference citations
    • Styling journal elements to perfection
    • Editorial markup of text
    • Handling Math manuscripts
    • Tables and figure legends
  • The course will cover the entire gamut of principles and preferences of copyediting style.
  • Editors completing the course will be able to handle any journal, any book, any style.
  • Short training programs on any of the areas listed above can also be conducted.

For a detailed week-by-week schedule of the program or for any further questions and discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected] or call me at +91-98848 96069.

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Gradational training

The best way to learn language editing

Language editing is an activity that requires tremendous and prolonged focus. And for that very reason, only select people would joyfully take it up as a career.

It therefore makes sense to have a method of identifying this specific subset of people from among the many who wish to become editors.

Four graded courses have been devised for achieving this objective:

  • Course 1: Getting the basics right (8 weeks)
  • Course 2: Understanding the nuances (8 weeks)
  • Course 3: Establishing credibility (8 weeks)
  • Course 4: Becoming an expert (6 weeks)
  • Each course is to be taken separately, with a clear gap of 2–4 months for on-the-job practice between courses.
  • Each course will have the following components:
    • Classroom sessions
    • Demonstration sessions
    • Mandatory participatory sessions
    • Individual editing
    • Review and one-to-one mentoring
  • Group sessions will be only for 1½ hrs per day; the rest of the day will be with individuals.
  • Course 1 will not only teach the basics of writing/editing but also test the editors to identify those who can be trained into serious language editing (and filter out those who cannot).
  • Course 2 can be taken only by those who clear Course 1.

For a detailed week-by-week schedule of the program or for any further questions and discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected] or call me at +91-98848 96069.

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Quality assessment

Build and maintain your editorial standards

The drive toward editorial excellence has to come only from the industry.

The following initiatives will provide the much-needed impetus for setting up editorial standards (particularly in the Indian publishing and publishing-services industry):

  • Raising the bar and driving editorial quality
    • Initial and routine (quarterly/half-yearly/annual) assessment of organization's copyediting talent pool
      • In-house copyeditors
      • Freelance copyeditors around the globe (US, Canadian, UK, Australian, and NZ copyeditors)
      • Resident Indian freelance copyeditors
  • Maintaining editorial quality of important journals
    • Regular review of copyedited articles, with helpful comments in the files and copyeditor-wise score cards indicating editorial efficiency
  • Setting the tone for book-editing projects
    • Review of a chapter or select pages from every book project, with helpful comments in the file and a score card indicating editorial efficiency
  • Ensuring that sample edits get you the prized project
    • Review and revision of sample edits before delivery to client

For a sample review with comments and a sample score card or for any further questions and discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected] or call me at +91-98848 96069.

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Copyeditor certification

Build a team of certified copyeditors

  • Over the years, precise and uniform definitions of light, standard, and professional levels of editing have been evolved by The Art of Copyediting. (These were presented at Editing Goes Global, the first international conference for editors, held at Toronto, Canada, in June 2015.)
  • The Art of Copyediting also uses an irrefutable validation system that provides a score card indicating gross and net editorial efficiencies. (These were also presented at the 2015 conference in Canada.)
  • These two principles—level of editing and score card—will be used for certification of copyeditors.
  • This system expects a copyeditor's formatting and markup skills to be up to the mark and does not therefore look at these as parameters for certification.
  • A copyeditor will be assessed only for his or her language-editing capabilities at the level of certification attempted.
  • Copyeditors not certified for a given level will, however, find helpful comments in their files as well as a summary of the areas they have to focus on.

For any further questions and discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected]g.com or call me at +91-98848 96069.

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Recruitment assistance

Ensure you have only the best on board

  • Assessing language editing ability for lateral hiring
  • Assessing language editing ability of native speakers for building a list of dependable freelance editors
  • The copyedited file of the candidate will be reviewed and a score card generated
  • No comments will be added to the file unless specifically requested
  • For a sample review with score card or for any further questions and discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected] or call me at +91-98848 96069.
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Total editorial support

Rest assured you have taken the best possible decision

  • You can choose to have me as an in-house editorial consultant for your organization
    • for 3 or 6 months (and look at a longer association if you feel it works for you)
    • half-day or full-day service if your office is within Chennai
    • full-day service if your office is outside Chennai
  • This can involve any aspect of the following, depending on your needs and requirements:
    • Basic training
    • Gradational training
    • Quality assessment
    • Copyeditor certification
    • Recruitment assistance
    • Nurturing and building copyeditor skill sets
    • Trouble shooting
    • Providing editorial tips on book projects
    • Engaging with clients when appropriate

For any further questions and discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected] or call me at +91-98848 96069.

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Motivational workshop

Focused learning week after week

Dr. Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will form the core of this workshop, based on my life-long devotion to and first-hand experience with these concepts.

The two-day interactive workshop for managers at various levels will cover the following:

  • Values, roles, and goals in a person's life
  • Identifying one's own goals
  • Dr. Covey's Time Matrix quadrant involving urgent and important tasks
  • The importance of the Q2 quadrant of extraordinary productivity
  • Breaking down goals and projects into smaller chunks, milestones of achievement, and actionable tasks
  • Concept of weekly planning, action, and review
  • Use of Weekly Compass for focused learning week after week amidst all of life's pressures
  • Daily routine and its importance
  • Continuously improving oneself (sharpening the saw) as one moves forward in life

For any further questions or discussions, please feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected] or call me at +91-98848 96069.

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