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 ed. Find out how to assess manuscripts, prep them for editing, work effectively on screen, make smart choices, format references, use style guides and style sheets, choose words effectively, correct grammar, keep the author’s voice, query, fact check, and much more. Get a solid foundation of skills for your editing career!

Required materials include: Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and Einsohn’s The Copyeditor’s Handbook. A suggested reference is Carol Fisher Saller’s Subversive Copyeditor.

Advanced Copyediting webinar

This five-week webinar, hosted through GoToMeeting, begins February 23 and runs through March 23, meeting at 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm EST every Monday. All sessions are recorded, and MP3s are made available to registered students.

Description: This webinar will cover in detail (with interactive exercises) nonfiction copyediting skills for notes, references, figures and tables, front- and backmatter, and other elements.

Cost: $200 per person (via Paypal or check). Register right here!

Have you taken a class with me before? Contact me for a coupon code to get $50 off tuition for this webinar!

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  1. Leslie Gillin says

    Hi there… This afternoon, I received the email from EFA, which said the Copyediting workshop is almost full. So, I just went to the website and it says it’s completely full. I’m so disappointed. Is there any chance you would take me? Or, is there a wait list? A long chance, but worth asking about.

    Thanks so much,

    Leslie Gillin

  2. says

    Hi Leslie! I’m so sorry you didn’t get into the class! It’s always popular and usually fills up quickly, I’m afraid. I’m not personally able to adjust the number of people who attend, and I don’t think there’s a waitlist. But never fear! I will be offering it again in the summer session! If you don’t want to wait until then, let me know, and I may have some other options for you!

  3. kathy brown says

    Hi Laura,
    Is there a date yet for the 2015 summer session of Copyediting 101? Will the Advanced Copyediting webinar also be offered this summer?


  4. says

    The Copyediting 101 class through the EFA begins on June 17, and I hear it is almost full! Check out information (with registration links) here: http://www.the-efa.org/eve/catalog.php (You will have to scroll way down to find the summer session of Copyediting 101. The Advanced Copyediting webinar will shortly be available for purchase and immediate download, stay tuned!

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