In this webinar, participants will learn about copyediting translations for clients. The webinar will summarize the different levels of editing, then focus on copyediting for translations. Topics include differences between British, American, and Canadian English; common grammar and punctuation errors; and common issues to watch for when editing a translated piece. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions for the Q & A session.
Language, as many of us know, is not neutral; it is the main method through which values, norms, and beliefs are communicated. It can be used to promote violence or liberation, depending on how it is used. Join us this month to learn how editing can be a tool for countering gender-based oppression.
This session will cover one experienced editor's approach to copyediting fiction for mainstream publishers. Topics include balancing house style and author's voice; appropriate level of editing; leeway in applying "correctness"; using style sheets to maintain plot consistency for characters, locations, and timeline; handling dialogue; balancing real and fictional elements; conscious language; and diplomacy in editing and querying.
Have you ever paused to wonder whether a comma really should be added before a particular word? or whether you should add a hyphen to a compound? or how to phrase queries to the author? In this five-part series, you'll learn how to handle the "four pillars of copy editing"
Copyediting fiction is like being the continuity director for a film, watching for little mistakes that pull readers out of the story. In this session, we’ll discuss (1) language bloopers: pet phrases, sound bloopers, danglers, redundancy; (2) action bloopers: Chekhov’s gun, drop-in characters, bad scene breaks, remembered elements, “As you know, Bob…”; and (3) factual bloopers: physics, body position/parts, anachronisms, geography, deliberate obfuscation, and just generally How Things Work.
If you're comfortable copy editing text but aren't as confident when it comes to visual elements, then this introductory webinar is for you! Focusing on Professional Editorial Standard D12, Robin Marwick will teach you everything you need to know to ensure that all visuals are consistent across a document. This includes tables, graphs, headings, image caption styles, numbering, and more.
Is impact accepted as a verb? Why are prevent and avoid so often confused? Is it okay to verbify? This webinar examines these and other usage questions and problems. We'll examine usage issues affecting today’s speech, journalism, and other writing. We’ll also examine the top five usage myths, discuss the best resources for clearing up usage questions, and—of course—practise.
Many of us use Word regularly. But are we using it efficiently? Learn practical tips to help you become more efficient with Microsoft Word for Windows.