Conquer the Comma with Rachel McNicholl
Starts: Sat 8 June 2019
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Duration: 3 hours
The author recognised the publisher who entered the hall and fainted. Who fainted? Do we need a comma? If so, where?
In this course we will take a light-hearted but grammatically informed look at the function of commas, when they are important and when they are a matter of style. Materials will include worksheets and interactive quizzes. Understanding comma rules will give you greater control over how far you can bend or ignore them.
Participants are encouraged to send queries and practical examples from their own work in advance.
Rachel McNicholl is an editor, translator and writing coach with over 25 years’ professional experience. Former employers include Blackstaff Press, the Royal Irish Academy and the German Press Agency. Rachel went freelance in 2006; clients include trade publishers, cultural organisations, NGOs, graphic design agencies and private individuals. She has given workshops to editors, translators and students, and updates her own skills regularly through professional training courses in the UK and Ireland. Rachel is a member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland, the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association and the Society of Authors (UK).