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 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

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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!

  • Price: $200.00

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.

About Adrienne

Adrienne Montgomerie

Adrienne Montgomerie

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).

Prerequisites

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

Advanced Fiction Editing webinar, April 2013

Advanced Fiction Editing Boot Camp with Alice Osborn

Location: Online Webinar Series
Three consecutive Tuesdays April 9, 16, and 23, 2013
Time: 12pm-1:15pm EST
Cost: $149
Registration 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. We will cover the art of writing and editing query letters and synopses and all students will gain more confidence with copyediting, rewriting, logic, flow, voice, point of view, characterization, setting, and more. 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 of Tattoos, a Short Fiction Anthology from Main Street Rag.

More Training Opportunities

Editorial Bootcamp is delighted to announce that one of our founders, Laura Poole, will be teaching three courses in Spring 2013 for different editorial associations.

 

On January 10, 2013, 11:30 am to 1 pm, I will be teaching an audio conference, Editing Figures and Tables” for Copyediting.com. The cost is $179, and you can have a CD recording of the training mailed to you for an extra $50. The course will cover how to edit figure captions, good table design and layout, and style issues. Particularly useful if you edit or write materials that include these elements, like journal articles or scientific documentation.

 

In February 2013, I am teaching a three-session online class called “The Art and Science of Style Sheets” for the Editorial Freelancers Association. The cost is $84 for EFA members, $99 for nonmembers. The course will be taught by posting documents online, there will be no need to attend an audio conference or webinar. The class will cover concepts of style sheets for nonfiction work, differences between style sheets for books and journals, best practices, and more.

 

On March 20, 2013, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, I am teaching a webinar called “Tax Tips for Editorial Freelancers,” also for the EFA. Cost is $29 for EFA members, $39 for nonmembers. This class will cover the tax benefits of various corporate structures, record-keeping practices, deductions, and more.

 

Copyediting.com and the EFA offer a variety of classes on other great topics. Be sure to check out their offerings!

Fiction Editing Webinar, January 2013

Fiction Editing Boot Camp with Alice Osborn

Location: Online Webinar Series
Three consecutive Tuesdays Jan 8, 15, and 22, 2013  from 11 am to 12:15 pm

Cost: $149
Register Online 

This intensive online workshop series is for editors and writers who are interested in breaking into freelance fiction editing.  Both novelists who are submitting to agents or who go the self publishing route want to present their best work, need dedicated freelance editors! This three-week series will cover the publishing process and will give you confidence with using style guides. We will cover specific editing concerns such as timelines, characters, point of view, revision and more. Also, students will gain more confidence with copyediting, rewriting, logic, flow, voice, point of view, characterization, setting, and more. On the freelance business end, we’ll also discuss time management, communication, and other smart business practices. 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. In addition, she is also the editor of Tattoos, a short fiction anthology from Main Street Rag.