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 companion documents and self-check exercises for students. Adrienne’s trainings on editing on PDF usually sell out, and we are absolutely thrilled for her to teach this sought-after course for us!
The webinar will cover the following topics and more (see the full syllabus at Adrienne’s blog):
- Markup, drawing, and annotation tools
- Using (and creating) stamps
- Quality control
- Compiling comments from multiple reviewers
- Linking content internally and to other files/websites
- Advanced tools and production-like skills
Details and Registration
When: Begins Tuesday June 23, runs for 5 consecutive Tuesdays (June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21)
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Via: GoToMeeting (invitation will be issued to all registered attendees)
Cost: $200 per person
Register now to reserve your space!
All classes will be recorded and full digital copies of materials will be available for download by all registered students, so you do not have to attend “live” as the class is broadcast.
Instructor Adrienne Montgomerie has been teaching editors to master editing on-screen for four years. Publishers such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and HarperCollins are the mainstay of her 18-year-old freelance editing business. For her writing about editing, check the Copyediting.com blog and the Right Angels and Polo Bears podcast.
System/ Software Requirements
- Adobe Reader DC (free), or Acrobat DC Standard or Pro
- website access
- GoToMeeting (downloads automatically when you connect to the first class)
A free trial version of Acrobat Standard or Pro DC can be used to test the advanced features in the final lesson. (Note that versions 9 and X/XI look very different than DC, so they are not suitable). The Standard or Pro versions of Adobe Acrobat DC can be used instead of the free Reader version, though I emphasize that you don’t have to buy any software to complete this course.
The program works nearly identically on a Mac and a PC, so you may not notice a difference at all. Just some of the keyboard shortcuts are different (cmd vs. ctrl key).
Those who come in with some efficiency at using computers will get the most out of this course. So now is the time to brush up on these skills:
- proofreader’s marks
- file creation and management
- menu options and navigation
- mousing and keyboard navigation
- basic word processing functions such as cut, copy, paste, undo, save as, spellcheck, bold, italic, and indenting