Auckland Branch Event - Editing for technical communicators, without all the boring grammar stuff

Whether you’re a dedicated editor or not, if you’re a technical communicator, you’ll end up editing other people’s writing—and your own. And you need to know how to do that as effectively and efficiently as you can.

I won’t go too much into the nuts and bolts of grammar, because, let’s be honest, although it’s essential, it’s kinda boring and tends to inflame passions (everyone’s got a pet peeve or a fake rule they hold onto). Instead, I’ll give you some tips and strategies for focusing on the most important stuff and getting the job done.

We’ll discuss:

  • The editing process (and how to define one that suits your company)
  • Hard skills you’ll need (and how to come by them)
  • Soft skills you’ll need (and how it’s harder to come by these)
  • The main stuff to look for when you’re decimating editing someone else’s writing
  • Some tips and tricks (for example, how to kill ‘zombies’ in your writing)
  • Editing resources (including a couple of entertaining ones)

Look forward to meeting you and talking shop afterwards!


Tuesday 29 May 2018 -- Networking from 5:30 pm. Meeting from 6:00 pm to around 7:30 pm


Fraedom Office Level 7, 8 Mahuhu Crescent Auckland 1010 ( see map)


The cost includes nibbles and drinks. People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC, PRINZ

About the presenter

Chris Lovie-Tyler is the Technical Editor at Vista Entertainment Solutions. He provides quality control for a team of six writers, manages the company’s terminology, and trains new staff on business communication, style, UI text, and terminology.

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