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Editorial Skills Development Workshop

Editing is an art requiring a special set of skills and is even called a gatekeeper different from being a writer. The JSW Law Research Center organized its first-ever Editorial Skills Development Workshop today. During the day-long workshop, the participants learnt about editing from the perspective of the writer and different roles of editors as a teacher, colleague, professional editor.

The Workshop was facilitated by Prof. Jay D. Wexler, a visiting scholar at the JSW Law Research Center. He described that editing is a process which generally consists of five stages- conceptual, structural, line editing, copy-editing, and proofreading. The participants were taught how to edit in each of these stages and how each step is done depending on the role of the editing. The participants also learnt about faculty workshops as means to edit in groups through a feedback system, publishing in law journals especially in American Law Journals, their requirements and process of editing including submission of manuscripts, selection of articles and publications.