On Mondays, January 15, 22 and 29, Elizabeth d'Anjou leads the Editors Canada webinar series "Copy Editing Live!"
This is your last call to register! And don't forget: Editors Canada members save 30%.
Date: Mondays, January 15, 22 and 29
Time: 12 p.m., EST / 9 a.m., PST
Length: Three sessions of 1.5 hours each
Member price: $178.50
Non-Member price: $255.00
Try your hand at copy editing a short text provided in advance, then see how a seasoned editor works through it with lively and informative running commentary: explaining the edits, discussing alternative possibilities, pointing out how the editing tasks relate to the Editors Canada standards for copy editing, and recommending resources for further study.
Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and will receive a copy of the professionally edited exercise with changes tracked.
- Trade book excerpt
- Academic article excerpt
- Educational materials excerpt (elementary-school level)
Participants will get a chance to do the one thing that beginning editors need most: practice, with feedback from an experienced editor.
The idea is to recreate the experience of taking up an assignment in the final class of an editing course.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to
- apply their intermediate editing skills with more confidence
- identify some strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in their editing
- recognize some conventions of copy editing in particular genre of text
It is recommended that you have some knowledge of copy editing before taking this webinar—enough to know
- how copy editing differs from stylistic editing and proofreading;
- how to make a style sheet; and
- how to write an author query.
Is this webinar series for me?
Want to practise copy editing assignments and then see how an experienced editor would have tackled them? This webinar series is for anyone looking for hands-on copy editing experience and feedback from a seasoned professional.
In over 20 years as a freelance editor, Elizabeth d'Anjou has edited trade books, textbooks, academic articles, memoirs, government reports, games, and more. She teaches copy editing for Ryerson University and presents communications workshops across Canada.
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