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MaWSIG PCE – reserve your place by 15 March!

Have you booked your ticket for our PCE yet?

The MaWSIG PCE at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow takes place on Monday 3 April. Our theme this year is Nuts and bolts: practical considerations for the ELT materials professional. We have a great line-up of sessions that will help you to develop your materials writing or editing career.

How to become a lean, mean writing machine (Daniel Barber)

If you want to be a freelance writer, you will need to learn to manage your time. Dan will talk about making the transition from classroom to computer, how to avoid squandering entire afternoons on Wikipedia and what it’s like working with a coach.

Optimising the author−editor relationship (Penny Hands)

The relationship between author and editor is key to a successful materials development experience. Penny will talk about her research into what makes this relationship work. There will be opportunities for participants to share their own experiences. For a preview of Penny’s talk, click here.

A short introduction to negotiating contracts (Chris Lonsdale)

Negotiating contracts is a key activity in ELT publishing, yet it is not an activity that many of us know much about. Chris Lonsdale, academic and corporate trainer at the University of Birmingham’s Business School, will provide an outline of the key things you need to know to successfully navigate negotiations. For a preview, click here.

Creativity, collaboration and coursebooks (Heather Buchanan and Julie Norton)

This interactive session provides insights into what publishers are looking for from authors, what makes a good editor, and how authors fit into the bigger picture. You will be presented with a range of publishers’ perspectives and also have the opportunity to discuss your own ideas and reactions. For a preview, click here.

Whether you are new to materials development or have been writing or editing for many years, the MaWSIG 2017 PCE will be a day of learning, sharing and networking with a wide range of people from the ELT materials writing community. Places are limited, and booking closes on 15 March, so book here now to avoid disappointment.




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