John has been a text editor, proofreader and indexer of school and academic textbooks, reports and journal articles since the 1970s. For almost 20 years he has trained generations of editors, proofreaders and indexers. During this time he has published several books on aspects of language usage and editing, including Engleish, our Engleish: Common errors in South African English and how to resolve them (NB Publishers, 2009) and Text Editing: A handbook for students and practitioners (UPA, Brussels, 2012).
He compiles house style manuals for clients, including that for the journal Linguistica Antverpiensia, New Series, which he edits; and he co-authored the publication Consistency, consistency, consistency: The PEG guide to house style (3 ed 2019) for the Professional Editors' Guild. His latest publication, grammar, punctuation and all that jazz... (MLA Publishers), has just been released.
Now based in Antwerp, Belgium, he is a member of a number of professional associations, including SENSE, MET and Australian and South African societies and a regular presenter at conferences. His postgraduate research is on the mentoring of language practitioners online.
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