Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Web Seminar: Improving the Copyediting Workflow: How Can Technology Help?

ALPSP has a close working relationship with SSP (the Society for Scholarly Publishing) and in fact we publish our journal, Learned Publishing, in cooperation with SSP.

We also occasionally cross-promote events and things that we think will be of interest to our members. A forthcoming web seminar ‘Improving the Copyediting Workflow’ is one such thing – details below!

Register now for the SSP/AAUP Web Seminar: Improving the Copyediting Workflow: How Can Technology Help?
May 7, 2009 - 1:00-2:30 PM EDT

The copyediting function is one of the most expensive and time-consuming parts of the publishing workflow, and has recently come under increasing scrutiny from publishers seeking cheaper and faster ways of delivering content to market. Over the last decade, a variety of tools, ranging from Microsoft Word macros to entire SGML/XML editing environments, have been deployed, using a variety of in-house and commercial expertise. This seminar explores the impact of technology on copyediting in the digital age. It features two case- studies from scholarly publishers who have reinvented their copyediting workflows, placed in context by a technical expert who will survey the latest developments in editing software.

Who should attend?

Full of practical suggestions and honest assessments, this seminar will be invaluable to production editors, managing editors, and senior management at small to medium-sized publishers of scholarly content. Under a new collaboration, both SSP and AAUP members are entitled to special "member-only" rates.Join us if you want to:

Benchmark your own copyediting workflow against successful publishers who have reinvented theirs.
Assess your organization's technology needs, and learn the pros and cons of different options.
Understand which copyediting tasks can be simplified through the application of technology, and which cannot.

Learn about the strategic issues involved in balancing in-house staffing with outsourced services.
Get practical tips for keeping copyediting projects on time, on budget, and under control.

John Muenning, University of Chicago Press
Michael Haskell, Columbia UP
Scott Beebe, Oxford University Press

Greg Suprock, VP & General Manager, Content Services, Cadmus Communications

Registration: Fees are $99 for SSP or AAUP members/$149 for non-members.
See the SSP Web site for additional details and to register:
Remember, with web seminars, all you need is a telephone and a computer with Internet access. Registration is per-computer; you can invite as many staff as you like to participate using a single speakerphone and projector. All participants receive a recording of the seminar after the event.

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