John Linnegar

Contact details
Camille Huysmanslaan 44 Bus 6
Antwerpen
Vlaams
Belgium
2020
Belgium
Professional profile
Activities
Editing
Research
PhD (Applied Linguistics): Developing an online mentoring model for text editorsStudying
Training-Educating
Writing
Indexing, Project Management
Language pairs
Afrikaans > English
Dutch > English
German > English
Areas of expertise
Education
Law and Patents
Marketing
Medicine and Health
Tourism
Qualifications and experience

Text editor and proofreader since 1979, specialising in law texts, school and academic textbooks, and academic journal articles; marketing materials
Training facilitator in editing- and publishing-related skills since 1999
Facilitator of courses in Academic Writing and Academic Presentations to doctoral students at University of Antwerp
Teaching assistant at University of Antwerp 2014, 2015:  English proficiency; Advanced English Practice, Aspects of Writing and Speaking ((self-)editing skills to improve writing quality)
Mentor on the panels of the Professional Editors' Guild (South Africa), Canberra Society of Editors and Queensland Society of Editors (both members of IPEd, Australia) 

Publications

grammar, punctuation and all that jazz (MLA Publications, 2019)

Oxford English Grammar: The advanced guide (OUP, 2015)

Text Editing: A handbook for students and practitioners (UPAm Brussels, 2012) with K Van de Poel & WAM Carstens
Engleish, our Engleish: Common errors in South African English and how to resolve them (Pharos, 2009) 


For the Professional Editors' Guild, co-author of:
Consistency, consisency, consistency. The PEG Guide to House Style (2009) with J Bishop & P Schamberger
The Business of Editing (2012)
Marketing your professional services (2015) with J de Wet & L Marus

Continuing professional development
METMs
Workshops
Other

Attended annual conferences of SfEP (UK) for five years prior to 2014
Attended IPEd/CSE Australian Editors' biennial conference, April 2014, 2015
Attended METM15 in October 2015, METM16, METM17, METM18

Presented workshops and papers at METM16, METM17, METM18
Member of UniSIG, SENSE

Have served on SENSE EC since 2016
Attended SENSE Conference November 2015

Organised and attended SENSE Conference June 2018

Life Member of the Professional Editors' Guild, South Africa

Member of the Canberra Society of Editors, Australia