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Basics of Editing and Proofreading (Webinar Recording)


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If you’re one of those people with strong skills in grammar and a sharp eye for typographical errors and clunky writing who is interested in working as an editor or proofreader, or if you want to improve your understanding of basic editing and proofreading skills and processes, this class is for you. 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. Please note that it is NOT a skills course in editing and proofreading.

Presenter Ruth E. Thaler-Carter provides editing and proofreading services to a wide variety of clients, from magazines and newsletters to law, marketing and PR firms; websites; individuals; and businesses large and small. She has presented this class for the EFA, STC, Writers and Books, ACES, and other professional organizations.

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