Real-World Grammar

Presenter: Elizabeth d'Anjou
  Number of sessions: 1
You’re a keen reader. You love language. You paid attention (mostly) in English class. Expert editor and grammar teacher Elizabeth d’Anjou helps you cross the gap that often exists between basic theoretical grammar knowledge and the kind of messy sentence editors encounter in the real world.

Punctuation, Period!

Presenter: Frances Peck
  Number of sessions: 1
In this webinar we’ll cover the top punctuation pitfalls and predicaments facing writers and editors. After a brief look at past and present trends, we’ll demystify the comma; dip into semicolons, colons, quotation marks, and hyphens; and discuss when to stick to the rules and when (judiciously) to bend them.

Achieving Editorial Excellence in K-Adult ESL/ELT Materials

Presenter: Marilyn Rosenthal
  Number of sessions: 1
The webinar will present an overview and detail the major aspects of of ESL/ELT editorial development. It will include the: editorial planning stage; important references and guidelines; developing a model lesson template; and important conventions inside the manuscript (distractors, examples, direction lines) summary of the top 10 factors for achieving editorial excellence.

The Editor’s Place in Ebook Development

Presenter: Kevin Callahan
  Number of sessions: 4
Ebooks should not be afterthoughts. Digital publishing presents great opportunities for large and small publishers. Ebooks can include more varied and comprehensive content than print. They must be accessible to readers who are closed out of the print format because of various disabilities. Editors can be instrumental in creating robust e-titles by including ebooks as part of planning and production from acquisition, or before.

Turning Your Editing Career into a Teaching Career

Presenter: Erin Brenner
  Number of sessions: 1
There are dozens of programs out there that provide editor training, and they all need teachers. Sharing your expertise with new editors is not only rewarding but also profitable! In this session, Copyediting co-owner and publisher Erin Brenner will discuss how we learn to edit, what editors need to know to become editing teachers, and the holy grail: where to find teaching positions.

Editing for the Web Without Lowering Your Standards

Presenter: Erin Brenner
  Number of sessions: 1
People visit websites with a need, and if a site doesn't fulfill that need, they'll click away before you can say "See ya!" Website editors can help keep visitors reading by shaping and formatting copy to hold readers' attention. In this session, Copyediting co-owner and publisher Erin Brenner will teach you how to edit websites to keep readers interested while upholding grammar and usage rules.

Eight-Step Editing: A Systematic Approach to Improving Readability

Presenter: Elizabeth d'Anjou
  Number of sessions: 2
This webinar demonstrates how to identify common obstacles that can reduce a reader’s ability to understand and engage with a text—and how to fix them. Attendees will leave with a “toolkit” of practical techniques for improving a piece of writing. These techniques can be applied to a wide range of informational documents, including reports, memos, articles, summaries, proposals, observations, analyses, instructions, web content, and more.

Demystifying Permissions Clearance and Photo Research

Presenter: Marnie Lamb
  Number of sessions: 3
Understanding permissions clearance and photo research requires first an understanding of copyright as it relates to permissions clearance. This seminar examines the most important aspects of copyright from this perspective: criteria for copyright protection, types of works protected by copyright, examples of rights protected, and rules surrounding public domain and fair dealing.

Manuscript Evaluation

Presenter: Greg Ioannou
  Number of sessions: 1
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.