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ACES Editing Boot Camp, Las Vegas

September 26, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society offers a daylong “Editing Boot Camp” that can help you polish your skills. Each workshop is taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

The Editing Boot Camp workshop covers the following topics:

  • Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses)
  • Grammar and punctuation basics
  • Commonly confused and misused words
  • Elements of proofreading
  • Clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy
  • Accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information
  • Headlines: writing clear, informative display type in print and online (including SEO)
  • Style: why you need a style guide

Presenters will be Mark Allen, ACES board, Mark Allen Editing; Karen Martwick, ACES board, Travel Portland; and Lisa McLendon, ACES vice president-membership, University of Kansas

 

This workshop is sponsored in part by:

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Please register only once and be patient while the registration goes through.

Details

Start:
September 26, 2013 9:30 am
End:
September 26, 2013 5:00 pm
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Organizer

American Copy Editors Society
Email:
Website:
http://www.copydesk.org

Venue

Planet Hollywood, Sunset 1 Room
Phone:
877-333-9474
3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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If you're not a member now, become one by signing up here, then sign up for this workshop as a member here. Your membership will be confirmed.