Editorial Freelancers Association



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Session 2: 2011 Education Catalog Archive

Proofreading

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Basics/Getting Started Three-Course Combo (NYC)

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Basics of Editing and Proofreading (NYC)

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Getting Started in Editorial Freelancing (NYC)

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Basics of Websites for Freelancers (NYC)

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Tips & Tricks: Editing with Adobe Acrobat

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Rev Up Your Marketing Machine for 2012!

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Proofreading

Always popular!

Thursdays, September 29 – October 27
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

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Basics/Getting Started Three-Course Combo (NYC)

Receive a 20% discount when you register for all three NYC classes this season.

Friday and Saturday, October 21–22
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Please see the individual course listings for Basics of Editing and Proofreading, Getting Started in Editorial Freelancing, and Basics of Websites for Freelancers. If you are signing up for all three NYC classes, be sure to select the Basics/Getting Started Three-Course Combo option on the registration form.

EFA members $109 — nonmembers $145

These are the 20% discounted combo prices for the set of three NYC classes.

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Basics of Editing and Proofreading (NYC)

First time offered in NYC!

Friday, October 21, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Learn or refresh your knowledge of the essentials of editing and proofreading! Topics include marks and symbols, essential style manuals, levels of editing, using Microsoft Word as an editing tool, using Acrobat for proofreading, and working effectively with clients and colleagues. You will also expand your files of helpful resources, including publications, organizations, and more. This practical topic overview is applicable to both freelance and in-house colleagues.

Instructor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter has been a full-time editorial freelancer since 1984. She has been published locally, regionally, nationally, and by businesses, associations, and not-for-profits. She also does proofreading and editing for a variety of clients. Her freelancing seminars have been popular with EFA, American Copy Editors Society, the National Press Club, National Writers Union/DC Local, and other groups. Visit Ruth’s website at www.writerruth.com.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking all three NYC classes this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

EFA members $49 — nonmembers $64

DISCOUNT: Save 20% when you sign up for all three NYC classes held October 21–22!!

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Getting Started in Editorial Freelancing (NYC)

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

You need more than writing skills and a computer to be a successful freelance writer, editor, or other editorial professional. You also need business sense, knowledge of the market, and a firm grasp of the tricks of the trade.

In this seminar, instructor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter will discuss how to jump-start your dream of living the freelance lifestyle with tips on setting up and organizing, finding work, networking, using resources, getting paid, combating isolation, and more. Energize your business with practical, upbeat insights into the joys and challenges of editorial freelancing. This talk is geared toward those new to the business, but even seasoned freelancers will garner new insights and useful suggestions.

Those taking both Saturday classes will be on your own for a lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking all three NYC classes this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

“Fun and full of good energy.”
“Lively and informative [and] very grounding.”

EFA members $49 — nonmembers $64

DISCOUNT: Save 20% when you sign up for all three NYC classes held October 21–22!!

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Basics of Websites for Freelancers (NYC)

First time offered in NYC!

Saturday, October 22, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
EFA Headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

No matter what kind of freelance business you have (or want to have), it has to get noticed on the World Wide Web — and that means having your own website. Find out the basics of creating a website: getting a domain name and hosting service, planning content, and designing an effective, attractive website that will help attract readers and publishers to your work.

Instructor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter maintains her own website, manages content for several others, and has created some sites herself. She will provide tips on why writers should have websites and how to get a site started, show you how to find and use templates, discuss basic design techniques, and provide examples of colleagues’ sites to use as inspiration. Note: This is a general class, not a high-tech offering.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking all three NYC classes this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

EFA members $39 — nonmembers $54

DISCOUNT: Save 20 percent when you sign up for all three NYC classes held October 21–22!!

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Tips & Tricks: Editing with Adobe Acrobat

Webinar (90 minutes)

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Eastern

This 90-minute webinar will focus on the basic concepts, tools, and techniques of editing and proofreading onscreen using Adobe Acrobat. We will discuss how to mark up PDF copy using Acrobat’s native features, as well as how to mark copy using traditional proofreading/copyediting marks with imported stamps. The discussion will be relevant for those using Adobe Acrobat versions 8.0 through 10.0.

Presenter Kim Runciman is a freelance editor with experience in book and periodical editing and proofreading, as well as marketing and advertising. She has worked for Slate magazine, Microsoft, REI, and numerous book and magazine publishers. Learn more about Kim at www.nightvisionedit.com.

Webinar access note: Registrants will receive instructions for accessing this presentation on or before October 25.

EFA members $34 — nonmembers $44

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Rev Up Your Marketing Machine for 2012!

Webinar (60 minutes)

Wednesday, December 7, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Eastern

This information-packed 60-minute webinar outlines the simple tasks that will keep your project pipeline full for 2012 and your Marketing Machine humming all year long.

Topics include choosing a target market; marketing tools that attract the best/highest-paying clients; how much time to spend on social media; the most effective tool for reaching prospects outside your geographic area; positioning yourself as an expert; and more!

Presenter Ilise Benun is a national speaker, founder of Marketing Mentor, and cofounder of the Creative Freelancer Conference. She coaches creative professionals who are serious about growing their business, and she is the author of several books. Her latest title is The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money: How to Think About It, How to Talk About It, and How to Manage It. Sign up for Ilise’s free Quick Tips here.

Webinar access note: Registrants will receive instructions for accessing this presentation on or before December 6.

EFA members $29 — nonmembers $39

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.
 

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