As a result of attending this session, you will learn best practices for writing and editing emails.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to look at existing content with fresh eyes to dramatically decrease information overload.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to write copy for their websites that addresses the client's needs and is more persuasive.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to (1) use standard word-processing functions in Google Docs, including how to make comments and suggest changes, and (2) weigh the benefits and shortcomings of Google Docs in the editorial workflow.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to optimize their process when landed with a document that needs more than they have time to accomplish.
This 3-part series offers in-depth instruction on the editing, formatting, proofreading and distribution of ebooks for several popular formats using a variety of software and tools. Attendees will leave the sessions with all of the tools to code a basic ebook and begin publishing online.
Academic competition combined with limited academic resources can create pressures for students that may pose challenges for the freelance editors they contact to hire. The rewards of working with postsecondary students, however, far outweigh any challenges.
If you are most familiar with print material but are being asked to create or edit web content, this workshop will help you bridge the gap. Web content is a conversation. All print materials need to be re-created to fit the web style, site purpose and design. The audiences, the media and the criteria are different. Plain language online content guidelines target the needs of web readers and users to ensure understanding, accessibility and usability. Ensuring you understand your audience and they understand your information goes a long way to succeeding online.
Strategic pricing of your editing or writing services isn’t just a matter of throwing out a number and praying a client says yes—and the real answers to valuation can’t be found through industry websites or rate surveys. You will leave the session with practical, actionable strategies for securing better freelance jobs at higher rates.
This webinar introduces you to three reader-centred techniques and seven practical tips for making language plainer. After a quick look at what plain language is (and isn’t), we’ll discuss readers and how to shape documents to meet their needs. Then we’ll cover seven ways of revising language—such as using concrete terms, short sentences, and the ever-crucial verb—to make it easier to read. Along the way, we’ll examine real-life examples of how plain language can make even the most complex documents clear and easy to follow.