Have you ever wondered how CP Style decisions are made? And why they sometimes change? Would you like tips on how to speed up your editing process? Or maybe you need an update on current gender-neutral language, or guidance on how to handle bullets? Then this is the webinar for you. Drawing on her past experience as the senior supervising editor for The Canadian Press and long-time editor of the CP Stylebook, Patti Tasko will take you through the answers to all these questions and so much more in this webinar.
If the topics of copyright, permissions, and licensing make you uneasy, you’re not alone. Public domain, fair use, open licensing, copyleft, Creative Commons, most favoured nation clause… Is it the author’s lifetime plus 50 years or 70? If something’s on the Internet, is it fair game for reuse? Do lyrics count? What about photographs of artworks?
Want to start editing scientific and engineering documents? Learn how from the best! With 20 years of experience as an international science writer and editor, Christa Bedwin knows the unique challenges of working in these fields. This webinar will help boost your confidence and prepare you for this new challenge. The webinar will cover important style guides and resources, special industry and government needs, unique issues to keep in mind when editing STEM documents, and tips to effectively communicate edits to scientists.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to look at existing content with fresh eyes to dramatically decrease information overload.
When readers are confronted with wordy and inflated prose, they can easily miss or misinterpret the author's message—or they may give up reading the document altogether. As editors, one of our tasks is to ensure that authors write with clarity and precision instead of wandering into verbal "swamps." In this two-part webinar, you'll learn how to identify and correct wordiness, repetition, inflated language, and weasel words. You'll also become familiar with the key components of plain language, good paragraphing, and bias-free writing.
Plain language is a process. The five key steps can ensure greater project success. We will look at the plain language big picture, then look at the little steps you can take to achieve success. You'll learn how to create an agreed definition for your purpose, develop audience appreciation, build in user-oriented writing and editing, integrate clear design and implement testing and evaluating. We'll also look at online and social media messages. You'll take away resources, ideas and set goals.
Introduction to STEM Editing will instruct editors new to the field how to identify, review, and revise STEM content. Participants will learn how to correct jargon, address self-plagiarism, edit visual elements such as figures and tables, and work with both authors and publishers throughout the publishing process.
As editing opportunities shrink in traditional publishing, they continue to expand rapidly in self-publishing. Learn how you can work with and guide independent authors in a way that is fair to them and worthwhile for you. The webinar will be an overview of the independent publishing process, including ethical, financial, and practical considerations. Figure out where you can fit into the process in a way that works best for you.
Learn how to write and edit award-winning proposals for government and private companies. This webinar is ideal for those just starting in the proposal writing business or thinking of writing their first proposal.
The rise of self-publishing has vastly increased the demand for an old editorial skill -- manuscript evaluation (also called critiquing). Often you'll be asked to edit a manuscript that just isn't ready for editing. An evaluation lets you guide the writer through the task of reworking the manuscript. A properly prepared evaluation looks at a wide variety of aspects of the manuscript, pointing out what's working and what isn't. Evaluation is what beta readers think they are doing, but at a much more professional level. This webinar will discuss how to evaluate fiction and non-fiction manuscripts.