Editorial Bootcamp: Chicago, Jan 11, 2016

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The Classic Bootcamp

I am very pleased to announced the classic Copyediting Bootcamp, a full-day live seminar, scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2016, in Chicago, IL. Update 11/6/2015: We will have two assistant instructors! You’ll get the benefit of the wisdom of Adrienne Montgomerie and Amy Schneider as well!

The materials have been updated to keep pace with the rapidly changing publishing industry. You still get all the great value I offer through a hands-on training seminar about nonfiction copy editing. I cover how to get started, how to go about editing, tips and tricks, skills, work practices, business practices, and more.

The seminar covers the following topics (and maybe a few others):

  • Overview of the publishing process, style and reference guides, software optimization, customization
  • Spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, fact checking, queries, author voice, style markup, style sheets, online tools, topic specialties.
  • Some advanced topics like notes, references, tables, and figures.
  • Work practices: tips and tricks, time management, communication, dealing with problems.
  • Business practices: Getting and keeping clients, resumes, sample edits, rates and billing, follow-up options, networking, professionalism, and deadlines.

Details:
When: Monday, January 11, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, Magnificent Mile, 300 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Cost: $350 per person (includes workshop, materials, beverages, and lunch)

Check our Testimonials page to learn about what others have experience at our bootcamp.

Registration is now closed.

 

Spring 2015 Events: Austin and Pittsburgh

I am very pleased to announced that two full-day live workshops on copyediting are scheduled for Spring 2015!

Early bird registration now open! Please see the event pages for details and registration. Space is limited, so register early!

Austin, TX: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9 am to 5 pm

Pittsburgh, PA: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8 am to 4 pm

The materials of my classic one-day training have been updated to keep pace with the rapidly changing publishing industry. You get all the great value I offer through a hands-on training seminar about nonfiction copy editing and freelance business building. I cover how to get started, how to go about editing, tips and tricks, skills, work practices, freelance business practices, and more.

The seminars cover the following topics (among others):

  • Overview of the publishing process, style and reference guides, software optimization, customization
  • Spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, fact checking, queries, author voice, style markup, style sheets, online tools, topic specialties.
  • Work practices: tips and tricks, time management, communication, dealing with problems.
  • Business practices: Getting and keeping clients, resumes, sample edits, rates and billing, follow-up options, networking, professionalism, and deadlines.

 

Check our Testimonials page to learn about what others have experience at our bootcamp.

Please register on the event pages.

 

Editorial Bootcamp and Communication Central

The Editorial Bootcamp will be offering a Copyediting Intensive workshop on Sunday, September 28, 2014, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown hotel 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 2014 Communication Central conference, “Be a Better Freelancer: (Re)Inventing Your Business” in the same location, September 26 and 27. Register for both events for discounts. (I’ll be co-presenting talks on “Creating Balance” and “Powering Up Your Presentations” at the conference.) This is a wonderful conference for building a freelance business, please consider attending.

Cost for bootcamp: $250 per person; $200 for conference attendees.

The registration form for this event is available here. (The bootcamp regsitration is on the last page.)

This Copyediting Intensive will cover fundamentals and advanced topics of nonfiction copyediting.

  • Reference and style guides
  • Author’s voice
  • Querying
  • Software
  • Style sheets
  • Notes and references
  • Tables and figures
  • Front- and backmatter
  • And more!

Bootcamp: Raleigh, NC, May 17, 2014

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Editorial Bootcamp

We are very pleased to announced our classic Copyediting Bootcamp, a full-day live seminar, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Raleigh, NC.

The materials have been updated to keep pace with the rapidly changing publishing industry. You still get all the great value we offer through a hands-on training seminar about nonfiction copy editing. We cover how to get started, how to go about editing, tips and tricks, skills, work practices, business practices, and more.

The seminar covers the following topics (among others):

  • Overview of the publishing process, style and reference guides, software optimization, customization
  • Spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, fact checking, queries, author voice, style markup, style sheets, online tools, topic specialties.
  • Some advanced topics like notes, references, tables, and figures.
  • Work practices: tips and tricks, time management, communication, dealing with problems.
  • Business practices: Getting and keeping clients, resumes, sample edits, rates and billing, follow-up options, networking, professionalism, and deadlines.

Details:
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm
Crabtree Chiropractic Center meeting room, 4517 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Cost: $250 per person (check or Paypal)

Check our Testimonials page to learn about what others have experience at our bootcamp.

For those who want to travel from out of town, there are two hotels very close to the event venue, and I will happily provide details for you.

You may register right here if you like. Please note: You will receive details for mailing in a check or a Paypal invoice once you have registered! Thank you!

Baltimore Bootcamp, October 14, 2012

It’s less than a month away, and spaces are still available! Register now!

An intensive skills workshop on the basics of copyediting plus some advanced topics.

When: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland (1000 Aliceanna Street)

Costs: $250 per person; $200 for attendees of the Communication Central Conference

BONUS! The bootcamp workshop piggybacks the Communication Central Conference, “Be a Better Freelancer! Resources for a Successful Editorial Business,” happening in the same location on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13. Bootcamp attendees get a discount on conference registration. Laura is involved in the Communication Central conference, so come to Baltimore for the whole weekend to grow your business and improve your skills!

Register here (Note, it’s a 3-page form, the bootcamp registration is the third page; you do not have to register for both events)

This event will be an intensive editorial training covering fundamentals and advanced topics of nonfiction copyediting.

  • Reference and style guides
  • Author’s voice
  • Querying
  • Software
  • Style sheets
  • Notes and references
  • Tables and figures
  • Front- and backmatter
  • And more!

Registration is open, reserve your spot today!

Carolina On Our Minds!

The Editorial Boot Camp is coming back home! Attend this unique, intensive program designed for those wanting to break into the publishing field as a copy editor or proofreader — and also for those who simply want to boost their skills.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 | 9am-6pm
Caribou Coffee | Raleigh, NC
Cost: $350/person (includes materials)

Registration is now active, and we have room for 18 attendees; register now to reserve your space!

This will be a jam-packed full-day version of the Boot Camp (extended for extra time on business building), with lots of hands-on training. Here’s what we’ll cover (and more!):

  • Overview of the Publishing Process
    Style and Reference Guides | MS Word Optimization, Customization, Plug-ins, and Shortcuts
  • Copyediting
    Spelling | Punctuation | Grammar | Style | Fact Checking | Queries | Author Voice
    Copyrighted Material | Style Sheets | Online Tools | Topic Specialties
  • Proofreading
    Stage of Proofs | Marking | Materials | Style and Spec Sheets | Steps | Tools | Specialty Work | PDF Proofing
  • Work Practices
    Tips and Tricks | Time Management | Communication | Dealing with Problems
  • Business Practices
    Getting and Keeping Clients | Resumes | Sample Edits | Rates and Billing | Follow-Up Options | Networking | Professionalism | Deadlines

Laura Poole and Carolyn Hassett, your knowledgeable drill sergeants for the course, have 30+ years experience in the publishing world between them – which includes working with some of the highest level academic publishers in the world. Your participation in this course will provide you with the knowledge and access to their expertise to help you achieve your own career goals related to the nonfiction scholarly copyediting and proofreading arena!

Register today to take it to the next level!

See our Testimonials page to hear what previous students
have said about our one-day boot camps…