Monday 18th April, 2016
11:30am to 12:30pm
This session may for you if you’re one of those people who have strong grammar skills and a sharp eye for typographical errors and clunky writing, and you’re interested in working as an editor or proofreader, or you want to improve your editing and proofreading skills, or you’re a tech writer who wants to learn what it takes to add editing or proofreading to your skill set. Topics include necessary skills and characteristics, marks and symbols, important style manuals, editing vs. proofreading, levels of editing, using Microsoft Word and Acrobat/PDFs, and working effectively with clients and colleagues. You will also expand your files of helpful resources, including publications, organizations and more. This practical overview is applicable to both freelance and in-house colleagues.
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter is a successful, award-winning freelance writer/editor/proofreader who also owns a publishing services company and a business that hosts an annual conference for freelancers. She provides editing and proofreading to law and PR firms, magazines, a museum, websites, an automotive-aftermarket business, and more, and is a popular conference, webinar and classroom presenter on editing and proofreading for STC, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Writers and Books, and the American Copy Editors Society, among other organizations. She received a 2015 Writers and Books Big Pencil Award as “a teacher of adults who has inspired the creation and appreciation of literature.”
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