Presenter: Karin Horler
Length: 1 hour
Member price: $42
Non-member price: $70
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.
This session is for editors who are seeking a basic introduction to Google Docs. What is this web-based word processing software, and how does it compare to Microsoft Word? In this session, you’ll learn how to access and use the features of Google Docs that are most useful for editors, how to convert files to and from Word (and when not to), and how to work effectively with clients who use Google Docs.
Karin Horler has more than sixteen years of experience as a freelance editor and proofreader, specializing in academic, medical, and association publishing. Previously, she worked at Cambridge University Press in New York City. She is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing, the American Medical Writing Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and Chicago Women in Publishing. Although she most often edits in Microsoft Word, she wrote the Editorial Freelancers Association booklet “Google Docs for Editors” to help editors understand this software used by more and more clients today.