When it comes to writing, the text is the message. All too often a writer’s message is poorly transmitted to the reader because the text does not accurately represent their intentions because of silly mistakes like typographical errors, missed words, misplaced words and logical or continuity errors. This workshop will give you the tips and techniques (some computer-based) to help make your manuscripts as accurate, consistent and professional as possible.
Phillip Berrie works as a freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader. His list of commercial clients include the Directorate of National Parks and the Australian Science Teachers Association and he does volunteer work for the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and the ACT Writers Centre (Phillip proofreads ACTWrite). Phillip has also worked for a number of well-known Australasian speculative fiction authors (notably, Trudi Canavan and Glenda Larke), and he himself is a published author. His short novel, The Changeling Detective, was published as an ebook by US press Hotspur Publishing in 2013 and recently became available in a print edition. His previously self-published novel, Transgressions, has been contracted by Australian press, Satalyte Publishing, for a print edition.