Editing Matters: Doesn't It?

Editing Matters: Doesn't It?

15 Mar 2017, 10:00 - 11:00

Olympia Room, Grand Hall


The SfEP aims to promote high editorial standards, but what does that really mean, and does it matter? In this seminar, we will explain what professional editors and proofreaders actually do, why editing and proofreading matter and how you can find – or perhaps become – a professional editor/proofreader.

Test yourself in our live editing and proofreading challenge! Pit your wits against the pros in our Why editing matters quiz. Play along with:

  • Spot the typo
  • To change or not to change?
  • Is that what you really mean?
  • Context is key



  • Ian Howe


    Copy-editor and proofreader

    Society for Editors and Proofreaders

    Ian Howe is an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). He has been a freelance proofreader and copy-editor...

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