Introduction to copyediting

By Swee Leng Teoh

19 June 2015 (Fri)
9.30am - 5.30pm

Silver Room
International Plaza, #34-08
10 Anson Road, Singapore 079903


Course Fee: $150.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $5.00

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This course is for new entrants into the publishing industry. It aims to give participants an overview of the publishing process as well as equip them with practical tools to carry out their tasks more effectively. The course will consist of a blend of instruction and exercises to give participants hands-on practice on specific skills sets. This will be augmented by checklists and references.


  • Overview of the editorial process
  • Copyediting vs proofreading
  • Editing online and on hard copy
  • Mechanical editing: grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, etc
  • Content editing: logic, syntax, structure, etc
  • Author-editor relationship
  • Creating and use of style sheets
  • A style manual

About the trainer: Swee Leng Teoh

Swee Leng Teoh

Swee Leng Teoh is a graduate from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She currently manages and runs her own editorial consultancy, providing editorial services to international and local publishers. She has worked for many years as a professional editor on a wide range of business and consumer books and journals. She has also written for Asian-based magazines such as Silkwinds, Asian Hotel & Catering Times, Travelmart and Tourism Asia. She wrote, edited and co-published Our Kuching: The Vanishing Street Cats of Singapore.

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 30 – 15 pax

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Cancellation & Substitution

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