In this workshop, Nandini Bedi and Danielle N. Carter will discuss various aspects of the editing workflow. Participants will work together to edit a short humanities-based text, and then we’ll discuss the edits together, different decisions editors can make, different approaches to issues of style and grammar, and the editorial workflow (e.g. tools to use, style sheets, communication with clients).
For beginners, this behind-the-scenes look at how editors approach a text is a good way to become more familiar with editorial workflow and decision-making; for more experienced editors, we can share our expertise and different approaches and learn from one another, because no two editors work in the same way.
About the presenters
Danielle N. Carter is a copyeditor and proofreader specialized in art, culture, and museums. After studying and working in museums, Danielle now focuses on grammar, clarity, and consistency in texts for arts and cultural organizations and publishers. Based in Arnhem, Danielle enjoys playing tennis, hiking in the forest, and cooking and baking in her free time.
Nandini Bedi teaches English, copyedits academic texts on the humanities, and shares what stayed with her about the books she’s read in her newsletter ‘world of words’. She lives in Oegstgeest with her partner, flown out of the nest but visiting twin boys, and live-in cat Sher Khan.