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Session 2: 2010 Education Catalog Archive

The Artist's Way Class (Seattle)

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Proofreading

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How to Get Freelance Writing Work

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Navigating the Children's Writing Biz

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Substantive Editing I (NYC)

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Substantive Editing I & II Combo (NYC)

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Substantive Editing II (NYC)

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Introduction to Indexing (Richmond, VA)

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The Artist's Way Class (Seattle)

NEW intensive creativity workshop!

CANCELED

Present Sense, 4131 Woodland Park Avenue, Seattle, WA

Based on Julia Cameron’s bestselling The Artist’s Way, this intensive workshop is designed to help you tap in to your creative side for both personal and professional benefits. The class takes you through the book and additional creativity exercises. Its tools are straightforward and easy to implement — yet results are as diverse as the participants and their goals. You will leave the class more in touch with your artistic side and with fresh strategies for injecting creativity into your work as an editorial freelancer.

Cameron has said, “One of the most important things we learn during the 12 weeks is to give up our ideas of perfection and to see a new perspective, to change our focus from product to process.”

Required text:
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

You can find the book online or check with your local bookstore.

Instructor Kate Gavigan credits her midlife career change (she is now working at her dream job as PR Manager at a theater) to having gone through The Artist’s Way. Find Kate on the Web at Seattle Artist's Way Center.

Instructor Katie Talbott opened the door to her creativity 17 years ago when she first completed The Artist’s Way. Since then, creative activity has been the center of her life, whether expressed in writing, painting, cooking, or running her own business.

“Helped me get ’unstuck’ and on track in many areas of my life.”
“I have become more connected to my creative self and gained a sense of purpose.”

EFA members $374 — nonmembers $399

Registration is closed for this class.

Proofreading

Back by request!

Thursdays, September 23 – October 21
Online (5 sessions)

Proofreading — looking for errors in copy before it is published — remains vital for high-quality documents in our electronic world. This course covers what proofreading is; how proofreading differs from editing; how to use proofreaders’ marks; proofreading methods; how proofreaders work with style sheets; and how proofreaders query. Hard-copy assignments can be either faxed or scanned as PDFs and emailed for instructor feedback.

Required text:
McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook, 2nd ed., by Laura Anderson

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

You can find the books online or check with your local library or bookstore.

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’s 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.

EFA members $144 — nonmembers $169

Registration is closed for this class.

How to Get Freelance Writing Work

Hone your skills and land more assignments!

Wednesdays, October 13 – November 10
Online (5 sessions + chat)

In this super-intensive course on pitching and writing freelance pieces, 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.) Starting October 11, the instructor will post a lecture each Monday. Then everyone will meet Wednesdays, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST, for an online chat. Participants will receive chat-room details directly from the instructor.

Instructor Eric Butterman is a New York–based writer and teacher who has 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 offer this course through 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.... The class was definitely worth the time and money.”

EFA members $144 — nonmembers $169

Registration is closed for this class.

Navigating the Children's Writing Biz

NEW member-requested topic!

Fridays, October 29 – November 19
Online (4 sessions)

Do you write for children (or want to) but freeze at the thought of learning how it all works? This online class from an industry veteran demystifies the business side of children’s publishing. It provides writers with concrete steps for exploring the field and creating a personal path to publication.

Four information-packed sessions cover the following:

(1) The basics of children’s genres, markets, and book formats; (2) must-have resources and time-tested tips for starting — and FINISHING — your writing projects; (3) finding a home for your completed manuscripts and/or seeking work as a writer-for-hire; and (4) networking with peers and other professionals working in children’s publishing today.

Required text:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd ed., by Harold Underdown

You can find the book online or check with your local library or bookstore.

Instructor Lisa L. Owens is a children’s book author and freelance writer-editor working primarily in the K–12 education market. She has authored more than 70 books and stories for kids and has had editorial input on thousands of published works. Find her online at LLOwens.com and Children's Writing Blog.

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.

Substantive Editing I (NYC)

Popular one-day workshop!

Saturday, November 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

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.

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

“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 $159 — nonmembers $184

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

Registration is closed for this class.

Substantive Editing I & II Combo (NYC)

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

Saturdays, November 6 – November 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

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

EFA members $254 — nonmembers $294

These are the 20% discounted combo prices for both substantive editing clinics.

Registration is closed for this class.

Substantive Editing II (NYC)

Popular one-day workshop!

Saturday, November 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Picking up where Substantive Editing I 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 first workshop.

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

EFA members $159 — nonmembers $184

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

Registration is closed for this class.

Introduction to Indexing (Richmond, VA)

NEW half-day workshop!

Saturday, December 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Library (West End), 5420 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA

Would you like to work for yourself or expand the services you already offer? Have you wondered whether indexing is right for you? An experienced indexer will teach you the basics of indexing and give you some hands-on practice. This interactive workshop is designed to give you a good foundation for beginning your indexing career.

Topics include: (1) Steps for becoming an indexer; (2) basics of indexing a book; (3) nuances of indexing; (4) indexing software; and (5) marketing an indexing business.

Instructor April Michelle Davis has been a freelance editor, indexer, and proofreader since 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Messiah College, a master’s degree in publishing from The George Washington University, and several field-related certificates. April works with authors and publishers in a variety of genres, such as engineering, real estate, children’s literature, religion, self-help, law, and biography. Visit April on the Web at Editorial Inspirations.

EFA members $99 — nonmembers $124

Registration is closed for this class.
 

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