If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, join the American Copy Editors Society in Washington, D.C., 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. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Where: George Washington University, Cloud Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st Street, NW, Room 309 (Third Floor)
Presenters: David Sullivan, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Samantha Enslen, Dragonfly Editorial; Andy Bechtel, University of North Carolina
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. This workshop will also include a segment on editing federal government proposals.
Cost: $150; $95 for ACES and SND members and GWU faculty; $75 for students; $40 for ACES student members and GWU students. Fee includes lunch and training materials.
How to register: Go to the registration page (this link opens a pop-up window; please disable any browser blocking plugins).