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March 27, 2017 - 20:27 PM

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Session 2: 2008 Education Catalog Archive

Copyediting Basics

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Pricing Strategies for Freelancers

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Substantive Editing Clinic

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Advanced Substantive Editing Clinic

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How to Get Freelance Writing Work

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Copyediting Basics

Online, Always Popular

Wednesdays, October 15 – November 19 (six online sessions)

Participants will learn essential copyediting skills: untangling common grammatical errors; distinguishing between punctuation rules and styles; establishing or working with number style; and applying language editing with a light hand that respects an author's voice. Gain a seasoned editor's tips on using lesser-known features of the dictionary and finding what you need, fast, in The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition). Coursework includes on-screen exercises using MS Word and readings from The Copyeditor's Handbook by Amy Einsohn.

Instructor Kris Fulsaas is a freelance editor and proofreader whose clientele include Countryman Press, Media Partners, Sasquatch Books, Mountaineers Books, and Washington Law & Politics. She's an instructor in the University of Washington's editing certificate program. In twenty-eight years in publishing, Fulsaas has been a book production editor and a magazine production manager.

"The instructor definitely knew what she was doing."
"It was very enjoyable!"
"I would recommend it to anyone thinking of copyediting as a career."

EFA members $135 — nonmembers $160

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Pricing Strategies for Freelancers

Online, Always in Demand

Tuesdays and Fridays, October 21 – November 21 (ten online sessions)

This online course covers what every freelancer needs to know about setting and evaluating rates. You will learn the pros and cons of different pricing methods; logging techniques that help freelancers set flat fees; negotiating strategies; and ways to analyze actual income and raise rates. This is an interactive course, so please sign up only if you plan to participate in online discussions.

Instructor Laurie Lewis is the author of What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants. She has been a freelance medical writer and editor for more than twenty years and has taught many courses for EFA.

"The instructor understood her material well and was excellent at addressing individual questions and concerns."
"The material was clear and meaningful. I would definitely recommend it to other freelancers."

EFA members $135 — nonmembers $160

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Substantive Editing Clinic

One-Day Workshop, Back by Request

CANCELLED


This intensive one-day clinic focuses on editing for clarity. A hands-on course, it is built around exercises — ranging from individual sentences to paragraphs — that develop close reading, effective querying, and efficient editing. The course assumes knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style, and it provides an outstanding introduction to substantive editing.

Instructor Maron L. Waxman, retired editorial director, special projects, at the American Museum of Natural History, was also editorial director of trade reference at HarperCollins and of book development at Book-of-the-Month Club. She has taught in both the NYU and CUNY publishing programs and has led editorial workshops at Editorial Experts and several writers' and editors' conferences.

"The material was challenging but easy to understand. I was fully engaged in it the entire time. I'd definitely recommend the course."
"[Maron is] a master teacher — very knowledgeable, astute, highly experienced, and full of helpful examples and stories."

EFA members $160 — nonmembers $185

DISCOUNT: Save 20 percent when you sign up for both substantive editing clinics!

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Advanced Substantive Editing Clinic

One-Day Workshop, Back by Request

CANCELLED


Picking up where the Substantive Editing Clinic leaves off, this advanced workshop taught by Maron L. Waxman (see her bio above) provides editors with techniques for editing instructions, identifying and correcting weak organization, assessing the quality and accuracy of the writer's information, setting the correct tone for the intended audience, and creating an effective relationship with the writer. All work is based on actual manuscripts. This course stands alone but assumes a working knowledge of material covered in the basic workshop.

"Fantastic! Maron was a great teacher. I highly recommend it."

EFA members $160 — nonmembers $185

DISCOUNT: Save 20 percent when you sign up for both substantive editing clinics!

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

How to Get Freelance Writing Work

Online, New!

Mondays, November 3 – December 1 (five online sessions)

Treat yourself to this five-week super-intensive course on pitching and writing. You will learn how to write the best email pitches possible, make great business phone calls, and sell higher-paying stories. (Several past students have sold $1,000+ stories before the class was even over.) Each Monday the instructor will post a lecture and lead an online chat from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Participants will receive chat-room details from the instructor.

Instructor Eric Butterman is a New York–based writer and teacher who's written for more than 50 publications, including Glamour, Men's Journal, and Inc. Having lectured at NYU and Harvard, Butterman has been credited with helping students sell articles for as much as $4,000 and land editorial positions at Oprah Winfrey's O at Home, Quick & Simple, and Sport Diver. He is delighted to bring this course to EFA.

"Eric's career tips helped land me a job that has me scuba diving in Florida. Nothing but a glowing review for his class."
"Using what Eric taught me, I landed a 2,000-word feature by Running Times before the end of the course.... The class was definitely worth the time and money."

EFA members $120 — nonmembers $155

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.
 

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