New PDP Workshop: Survival Pack For Freelance Editors
- Date: Wednesday 2 November, 1-2 pm.
- Registration: Click here to register now
- Presenter: Malini Devadas
- Cost: $20 members/$40 non-members
About the webinar
This one-hour webinar is the first in a series on medical editing. This session is aimed at people new to editing or those who have been editing for a while but are new to the business side of things. It will cover:
- Defining editing – understanding the various types of editing
- Assessing a document – determining the extent of editing a document needs
- Negotiating with clients – ensuring both parties understand the scope of the project
- Quoting – calculating rates and realistic timeframes
- Getting further qualifications – determining the professional development that is best suited to you.
Meet the trainer – Malini Devadas
After completing her PhD at ANU in the 1990s, Malini moved to Japan to work in medical research for 4 years. However, she realised she was in the wrong career after finding that she enjoyed the writing more than the lab work! When she returned to Australia, she discovered that there is a career called editing, and hasn’t looked back since.
She started editing in 2004 and launched MD Writing and Editing in 2013 to focus on academic publications and to help scientists and medical professionals improve their writing skills.
She became an accredited editor in 2009, passing a written exam administered by the Australian Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). She is an experienced trainer and has run highly acclaimed training courses for her peers through IPEd, the Australian Science Communicators and the Australasian Medical Writers Association.