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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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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Fundamentals of Copyediting webinar: November-December 2013

Fundamentals of Copyediting, a five-session webinar covering copyediting basics (with new updates), will begin on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and once a week until December 3, 2013 (five Tuesdays). Class meets 3:30 pm to 4:45 EDT each Tuesday. 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
  • Quoted material
  • Querying
  • Editorial tests
  • Résumés
  • and more

Attendees will get pre-class reading and exercises, in-class demonstrations, student handbook, homework assessments, and resume 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 our Editorial Bootcamp LinkedIn group, if they are not already members.

Details:
Begins: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 3:30 pm Eastern
Ends: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (5 sessions)
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 on our Registration page, and I will contact you about payment (check or Paypal is accepted).

Fundamentals of Copyediting Webinar: May-June 2013

Fundamentals of Copyediting, a five-session webinar covering copyediting basics, will begin on Monday, May 6, and run through Monday, June 3. Class meets 3:30 pm to 4:45 EDT each Monday. 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
  • Markup
  • Style sheets
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation
  • Fact checking
  • Notes and references
  • Quoted material
  • Querying
  • Editorial tests
  • Résumés
  • and more

Attendees will get pre-class reading and exercises, in-class demonstrations, student handbook, homework assessments, and resume 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 our Editorial Bootcamp LinkedIn group, if they are not already members.

Details:
Begins: Monday, May 6, 3:30 pm EST
Ends: Monday, June 3, 2013 (5 sessions)
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 on our Registration page, and I will contact you about payment.

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.

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.

Business of Editorial Freelancing webinar, December 2012

We are very excited to announce a new 5-session webinar: The Business of Editorial Freelancing

By popular demand! This webinar will focus on freelance business building, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Finding and getting clients
  • Niche editing
  • Setting rates and negotiating
  • Resumes, LinkedIn, and your website
  • Marketing, networking, social media
  • Building your business in a slow time
  • Client communication
  • Feedback
  • Your professional presence (branding, website, etc.)
  • Work tips and good practices
  • Tax tips

Details

When: 5 Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 1:30 to 2:45 pm EST
How: Via GoToMeeting
Cost: $200 per person

All students will have access to detailed handouts, full MP3 recordings, and video clips from the class, so you do not have to attend “live” as it is broadcast (in fact, many of our students only listen to recordings).

If you have already attended one our live events or webinar, you can save $50 off tuition; contact us for a coupon code before registering.

Register at our Registration page