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.

 

Copyediting Intensive: Rochester NY, Sept. 27, 2015

The Editorial Bootcamp will be offering a Copyediting Intensive workshop on Sunday, September 27, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown (125 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604; 585-546-1234) 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 2015 Communication Central conference, “Be a Better Freelancer: Take it to the 10th!” in the same location, September 25 and 26. Register for both events for discounts. The registration form contains hotel information as well.

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

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

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 fees include materials, lunch, and beverages.

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

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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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!

June-July 2014 webinar: Fundamentals of Copyediting

Fundamentals of Copyediting, a five-session webinar covering nonfiction copyediting basics, will begin on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, and meet once a week until July 23, 2014 (five Wednesdays). Class meets 12 noon to 1:15 EDT each time. All sessions are recorded and sent to students (MP3 audio, handout files, and video clips where appropriate). Topics:

  • What copyediting is and isn’t
  • Reference and style guides
  • Software
  • Style sheets
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation
  • Fact checking
  • Querying
  • Editorial tests
  • Résumés
  • and more

Attendees will get pre-class reading and exercises, in-class demonstrations, student handbook, homework assessments, and résumé review. Classes will be recorded and available to registered attendees later (you do not have to attend “live” as it is happening). Students may also join the Editorial Bootcamp LinkedIn group, if they are not already members.

Details:
Begins: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12 noon Eastern
Ends: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (5 sessions)
Exception: Class that would normally be on 7/16 will be on 7/15 instead
1 hour, 15 minutes per session (estimated)
System: GoToMeeting (www.gotomeeting.com)
Attendees: 15 (max)
Cost: $200 per person (through PayPal or check)

You can register here. After registration, you will get a confirmation email, and then the first class handout and GoToMeeting invitation before the first class.

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