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Session 1: 2010 Education Catalog Archive

Dealing with Nightmare Clients

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Copyediting I - COURSE FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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Copyediting I & II Combo - COURSES FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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Create Your Web Site Now!

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Blogging Basics (Seattle)

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Copyediting II - COURSE FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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Dealing with Nightmare Clients

NEW! From a popular author and speaker on the freelancing life.

Fridays, February 5 – 26
Online (4 sessions)

Rescheduled from the Fall 2009 lineup.

We’ve all had them: clients and editors who stiff us, mess with our deadlines, and contact us round the clock. In this class specifically geared toward rookie and veteran freelance writers, we’ll discuss how to chase down MIA payments, handle runaway revisions, deal with clients who are always late with deliverables, and set firmer boundaries with project managers and editors. We’ll cover contract clauses that can help prevent scope creep, deadline changes, and late payments. And we’ll look at how to determine whether a troublesome client relationship is salvageable. The last class session will be devoted to answering all your burning questions about any nightmare clients you're dealing with now.

Instructor Michelle Goodman is author of My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire and The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube. In her 17 years as a freelance writer and editor, she has worked with everyone from national media outlets and high-tech empires to book publishers and peddlers of New Age philosophy. Visit Michelle’s site at www.anti9to5guide.com.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

EFA members $134 — nonmembers $159

Registration is closed for this class.

Copyediting I - COURSE FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

A newly updated version of EFA's popular online class Copyediting Basics.

Wednesdays, February 10 – March 10
Online (5 sessions)

Copyediting is a foundational skill for editing a variety of documents in many fields. This five-week course introduces basic copyediting skills: using essential reference materials (dictionaries and style guides) in a specialized way, correcting common grammar errors, correcting punctuation errors, and applying consistent punctuation and number styles. Participants will read about 35 pages per week (178 pages total) and do one onscreen copyediting exercise per week, which will be emailed for instructor feedback (optional practice exercises are also suggested).

Required course materials:
The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 2nd ed., by Amy Einsohn
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.

Recommended materials:
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.

Instructor Kris Fulsaas is a freelance editor and proofreader whose clientele include Countryman Press, Media Partners, Sasquatch Books, Mountaineers Books, and Seattle Homes & Lifestyles. She is also an instructor in the University of Washington editing certificate program. In her 32 years in publishing, Kris has worked in-house as a book production editor and a magazine production manager.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking both Copyediting I & II this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

Comments from past participants in Copyediting Basics:
“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 $144 — nonmembers $169

DISCOUNT: Save 20 percent when you sign up for both Copyediting I and Copyediting II!

Registration is closed for this class.

Copyediting I & II Combo - COURSES FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Receive a 20 percent discount when you register for both classes.

Wednesdays, February 10 - March 10; Mondays, April 12 - May 10

Please see the individual course listings for Copyediting I and Copyediting II. If you're signing up for both classes, be sure to select the Copyediting I & II Combo option on the registration form.

EFA members $230 — nonmembers $270

These are the 20% discounted combo prices for both Copyediting I and Copyediting II

Registration is closed for this class.

Create Your Web Site Now!

Mondays, February 22 – March 15
Online (4 sessions)

To be perceived as a professional these days, you must have a sharp Web site. If you need help creating (or updating) your site, this online class is for you. You will strategize and write the content of a “marketing-smart” Web site, one that has strong positioning and speaks to your target markets. By the end of this course, your site will be ready to post on the Web and/or hand over to a Web designer.

The course takes you through four easy steps:

(1) Research and analyze your competitors' sites and blogs; (2) outline your site and identify key words; (3) draft your site's content; and (4) prepare to publish your site and start cultivating your online presence.

Instructor Ilise Benun is a national speaker, consultant, and the author of several books including Public Relations for Dummies, 2nd edition; Self-Promotion Online; and Designing Web Sites:// for Every Audience. She is also co-founder of Marketing Mentor.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

EFA members $134 — nonmembers $159

Registration is closed for this class.

Blogging Basics (Seattle)

NEW workshop from the instructor of EFA's popular online blogging class!

Saturday, March 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Level 4 - PACCAR Room 6

Rescheduled from the Fall 2009 lineup.

Is your creative spark threatening to go out? Is your freelance business slow? A blog can help you revive them both. Blogging is a free, fun way to get your name out there to a potential audience of millions, and in this 4-hour class you’ll learn everything you need to know to start your own blog in 5 minutes or less. First we’ll look at the “big picture” of blogging, including how it fits into the context of other social networking media like Facebook and Twitter. Then we’ll proceed to the nuts and bolts of how to set one up, how to promote it, and yes — even how to make a little money from it. Laptops are welcome but not required.

Instructor Rebecca Agiewich is the author of BreakupBabe: A Novel (Ballantine Books, 2006), which sprang from her dating blog “Breakup Babe” and was a finalist for the 2007 Lulu Blooker prize — a literary prize for books based on blogs. She is also a writing coach, freelance editor, and journalist, whose travel writing can be found in places like the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Alaska Airlines Magazine. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.RebeccaAgiewich.com.

From last year’s online blogging class: “Rebecca was an ideal teacher. She answered all our newbie questions with generosity and humor. And patience.”

EFA members $99 — nonmembers $124

Registration is closed for this class.

Copyediting II - COURSE FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

A newly revised version of last year's Copyediting II!

Mondays, April 12 - May 10
Online (5 sessions)

This five-week course led by Kris Fulsaas builds on Copyediting I, covering copyediting compound words; copyediting abbreviations and trademarks for capitalization, punctuation, and usage; copyediting quotations for punctuation and syntax; querying effectively and appropriately; and discerning the language editing copyeditors can and cannot do and when copyediting shifts into line editing and substantive editing. Participants will read about 25 pages each week (121 pages total) and do one onscreen copyediting exercise per week, which will be emailed for instructor feedback (optional practice exercises are also suggested). Note: Participants do not need to take Copyediting I to sign up for Copyediting II.

Required course materials:
The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 2nd ed., by Amy Einsohn
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.

Recommended materials:
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking both Copyediting I & II this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

EFA members $144 — nonmembers $169

DISCOUNT: Save 20 percent when you sign up for both Copyediting I and Copyediting II!

Registration is closed for this class.
 

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