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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Advanced Fiction Editing webinar

Just announced! We are very excited to announce that Alice Osborn has developed an Advanced Fiction Editing Webinar!

Three consecutive Tuesdays: March 6, 13, and 20, 2012, from 3:00 to 4:15 pm

Cost: $149

Register here

This intensive online workshop series builds on basic fiction editing techniques and strategies—how is fiction editing different from other kinds of editing? We’ll also address how to help clients navigate the publishing world so that we can be the go-to editor for novelists in our market. Students will gain more confidence with copyediting, rewriting, logic, flow, voice, point of view, characterization, setting, and more. There is no prerequisite coursework.

This webinar series will be recorded so you won’t miss the lesson if you cannot make the “live” class.

Alice Osborn has her MA in Rhetoric and Composition from NC State, is a former English teacher and current creative writing teacher, and is the author of three books of poetry. She is a sought-after fiction editor in North Carolina and beyond. In addition, she is also the editor an upcoming fiction anthology from Main Street Rag.