Editing Nonfiction Prose, part 1

Editing Prose Series In the world of scholarly nonfiction, prose can get very dense and specialized. You need to (1) have a sharp eye for details and language, (2) balance consistency with flexibility, and (3) keep a great style sheet. It helps (sometimes a lot) to have a topic familiarity, but this is not strictly necessary. This two-part series covers some key concepts for editing nonfiction: … [Read More...]

Copyediting Intensive: Rochester NY, Sept. 27, 2015

The Editorial Bootcamp will be offering a Copyediting Intensive workshop on Sunday, September 27, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown (125 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604; 585-546-1234) in Rochester, NY! This will be an intensive seminar focusing on the fundamentals of copyediting with some advanced topics as well! The Copyediting Intensive immediately follows the 2015 Communication … [Read More...]

New webinar: Editing on PDF (June-July 2015)

Editorial Bootcamp is excited to announce a new webinar on Editing on PDF by featured guest instructor Adrienne Montgomerie. Adrienne has developed a very thorough, very hands-on course on editing PDFs using Adobe's tools (Reader and Acrobat). This will be a five-session webinar with lots of demonstration, exercises, and even interactive work with feedback during the session. There will also be … [Read More...]

Business of Editorial Freelancing, Spring 2015

By popular demand! This five-part webinar will focus on freelance business building, including (but not limited to) the following topics: Finding and getting clients Creating and marketing a niche Setting rates and negotiating Resumes, LinkedIn, and your website Marketing, networking, social media Building your business in a slow time Client communication Feedback Your … [Read More...]

Spring 2015 Online Events

I am excited to announce two online events for bootcamp training in Spring 2015! Copyediting 101  This five-week asynchronous webinar is offered through the EFA. Sign up soon--this popular class usually sells out quickly. Begins February 18. Description: In this online course, you will learn the basic concepts and skills of nonfiction copy editing, relying on the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th … [Read More...]

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What attendees are saying…

You guys are great instructors. The pace of the seminar seemed right. I really found the hands-on editing useful. I was uncertain about my abilities given that I had never done any kind of editing “officially,” but I wasn’t actually far off the mark, which was encouraging.