If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, join the American Copy Editors Society in Albuquerque, for a day of training. Our daylong “Editing Boot Camp” covers the basics of grammar and punctuation, clarity and accuracy, proofreading, headlines and style, taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.
When: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Where: University of New Mexico, Science and Technology Park, Park North Rotunda, 801 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (MAP IT)
Presenters: Merrill Perlman, editing consultant, retired from The New York Times; Teresa Schmedding, ACES president, AME-Paddock Publications; Maggie Walter, University of Missouri journalism professor
What’s covered: Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses); grammar basics; commonly confused and misused words; punctuation basics; elements of proofreading; clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy; accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information; headlines: writing clear, informative display type; style: why you need a style guide.
Cost: $150; $95 for ACES members and JAWS attendees; $75 for students; $40 for student ACES members. Fee includes lunch and training materials.