NCSL is hosting its first legislative editing and proofreading conference on October 8-9 in Madison, WI. Although this conference is designed for staff who primarily edit or proofread legislation, I sent June to attend. In Virginia, the type of editing we do to and the things we look for in regulations are quite similar to those things that our legislative editors look for when editing and proofreading bill drafts. States differ dramatically in the types of editing that can be performed on regulations–some states are practically given a free hand while others aren’t even allowed to fix a typo. I thought it would be beneficial to check out the conference and will report back later.