Sydney Writers' Festival

Proofreading festival guide since 2014

Project overview

Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s largest annual writers’ festival – and one of the biggest literary festivals in the world.

It features hundreds of events with writers and thinkers, ranging from major speeches and interviews in concert halls to more intimate talks, training workshops, and creative sessions for children.

Pulling it all together is the detailed program published on the Festival’s website.  More than one hundred thousand copies of the program are printed as a physical liftout in The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, making it vital that the final edition of the program is accurate and word perfect.

Solution delivered

Editor Group has been pleased to proofread the program since 2014 as a key part of our role as a supporter of the Festival.

Working closely with the Festival organisers, we fact check authors’ names, book titles and other details; edit and proofread all copy; and in some years, check final print proofs.

“As one of the world’s leading literary festivals, you can imagine we don’t like to have a single typo or mistake in our program, so we greatly appreciate Editor Group’s eagle-eyed proofreading and fact checking support,” said Aimee Huxley, Head of Marketing and Digital.

“I’d add that they’re a pleasure to work with and have really helped to take some of the stress out of delivering the Festival each year, including through the challenging COVID years when they were as steady and professional as ever.”

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