If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, join the American Copy Editors Society in Chicago, for a day of training. Our daylong “Editing Boot Camp” covers the basics of grammar and punctuation, clarity and accuracy, proofreading, headlines, ethics and style, taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.
When: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
Where: Columbia College in downtown Chicago (623 S. Wabash Ave., Hokin Hall lecture room) (MAP IT)
Presenters: Teresa Schmedding, ACES president, AME-Paddock Publications; Neil Holdway, ACES treasurer, Daily Herald News Editor; Andy Bechtel, ACES board member, UNC-Chapel Hill 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; ethics for journalists and communicators; style: why you need a style guide.
Cost: $150; $95 for ACES, SND and AEJMC members; $75 for students; $40 for ACES’ student members. Fee includes lunch and training materials