Webinars

Editorial Bootcamp is proud to present webinars, for convenient online training anywhere. For all webinars, students may attend “live” or else listen to a full MP3 recording and appropriate video clips afterward.

Business of Editorial Freelancing

New! 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

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).

Fundamentals of Copyediting

A five-session webinar covering nonfiction copyediting basics.
Offered in November-December 2013

Topics:

  • What copyediting is and isn’t
  • Reference and style guides
  • Software
  • Style sheets
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation
  • Fact checking
  • Notes and references
  • 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. Students may also join our Editorial Bootcamp LinkedIn group, if they are not already members.

Advanced Copyediting Topics

A five-session webinar covering advanced nonfiction copyediting elements. Next session starts early 2013 (check back for dates). Topics:

  • Notes
  • References
  • Figures and Tables
  • Frontmatter
  • Backmatter
  • Other elements
  • 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. Students may also join our Editorial Bootcamp LinkedIn group, if they are not already members.

Fiction Editing with Alice Osborn

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 directly to the marketplace through self-publishing want to present their best work, so you are in demand as a freelance fiction editor! This three-week series will cover the publishing process and will give you confidence with using style guides. We will cover specific fiction 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.

Advanced Fiction Editing with Alice Osborn

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.