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Where am I?

I returned to work from maternity about a year ago and I still feel a little unsteady on my feet: not so much in being in  the classroom or the subject knowledge side, rather in a kind  of ‘where am … Continue reading

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Long briefs, short briefs: What’s your favourite?

Writing a brief The Oxford online dictionary defines brief as being “concise in expression;using few words” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/brief). I interpret this, in relation to writing briefs, as meaning that the brief should contain the relevant information for a project, or writing … Continue reading

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‘Altered due to…’ – moving forward

Not long back I wrote a post about how writer’s may feel when facing a heavily edited document. Since then I have spoken to writer, whose work I was working on, and they admitted that at first they were taken … Continue reading

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Altered due to …

I’ve just begun work on a new project as a reviewer (or content editor) and editor. This project is, shall we say, a challenge: it’s already up and running (being taught) and is a fickle beast (as many projects are), … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Notes classics

As Levels 1-3 have been written, I’m back on the Teacher’s Notes: writing, development editing and editing. The joy! To help keep me sane I’ve complied a list of classic ‘head hitters’. Before I divulge the hit list, I have … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Notes – an insight to teaching practice

I seem to have spent the last 2 weeks with my head in the Teacher’s Notes (for the first levels due to be published in a few weeks) and while frustrating, it has also been interesting. It has given me … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Notes – first impressions

I began reading over the Teacher’s Notes last week, checking for pedagogical appropriacy. I was quite surprised to see constant references to drilling. I’ve never been a fan of drilling, especially not the classic style where the same sentences, phrases … Continue reading

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First impressions

I was very unsure what my current secondment would entail and over the past few months I have learnt a lot about the publishing process. Until May I was unaware that materials went through a development editing stage, before a contents … Continue reading

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Editing 1st proofs

I started work on editing the 1st proofs for one of the levels this week. It’s good to see the material as it will finally appear, give or take a few adjustments, particularly after looking at word documents with no … Continue reading

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