If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, join the American Copy Editors Society in St. Louis 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. 18, 2012
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis – Westport, 1973 Craigshire Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 (map it)
Presenters: Mark Allen, freelance editor; Gerri Berendzen, Quincy Herald-Whig; Lisa McLendon, University of Kansas; Christine Steele, Capital Group
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; $75 for students; $40 for student ACES members. Fee includes lunch and training materials.