Editing 101: The Fundamentals of Copyediting
May 18, 2013
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9200 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 158D
Richmond, VA 23235
Editorial Inspirations provides this specialized class designed for those who are in the editing industry (or who want to become freelance editors). This hands-on, interactive, one-day class will provide detailed discussions about the field, editing skills, and the business and IT requirements necessary to succeed. Add the course to your résumé, strengthen your skills, and learn how to run your editing business like a professional.
Upon course completion, participants will be invited to join the Editing 101/102 LinkedIn group where they can discuss the course, the publishing industry, find out about publishing-related job, and more.
- Editing 101: $250 (in person for groups of 5 of more)
- Editing 101: $300 (in person, one-on-one)
- Editing 101 & Editing 102: $450 (in person for groups of 5 or more)
Course binder with exceptional reference materials.
Hands-on worksheets to complete in class and take home.
Breakfast, lunch, and beverages.
After-Hours Networking & Dinner
An optional networking dinner can be held for participants to share their industry experiences and useful skills they learned in Editing 101. Have a bite to eat, and socialize with other attendees, at a restaurant within walking distance of the class location.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Dinner and transportation to and from the event is at attendee’s own expense.
A pretest covering editing and grammar will be emailed upon registration. Participants bring the test to the class and review answers as we come to the related topics.
• Rules of an editor
• AP, Chicago, and house styles
• Hard-copy vs. electronic editing
• Editing vs. proofreading
• The art of spelling and spell check
• Parts of speech and sentence structure
• Punctuation marks and capitalization
• Business basics
• Handling taxes
An IT specialist will be on-hand for questions. You may request an appointment time with the specialist to review your specific scenario and your computer. Four 15-minute sessions will be offered during lunch and right after class. Appointment requests are taken during the online registration and are first-come, first-serve. Email confirmation of your appointment will be sent to you.
After the class, if the post-test is completed and submitted, April Michelle Davis will provide a recommendation on LinkedIn.
April Michelle Davis will review the first 10 pages of your first editing job and give you feedback (valid for one year from the course date).
Where to Stay
If you are from out of town, rooms are available at the Best Western Governors Inn or at the Hampton Inn, which are three miles south of the meeting location. Attendees can get a discount rate at the Best Western Governors Inn of $69 and at the Hampton Inn of $109. Please contact the Best Western Governors Inn for reservations: 804.323.0007. Or contact the Hampton Inn for reservations: 804.897.2800.
The meeting room is just a short walk from many restaurants and stores within Stony Point Fashion Park. It is also a 20-minute drive southeast of Short Pump Town Center and a 20-minute drive from downtown Richmond.
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I felt it was time for a refresher, and it was worth every penny. Sometimes it helps for us to refresh our skills, even when we think we’re experts. I learned a lot.
Cheryl Landes, Technical Writer/Editor and Indexer
As a former English teacher just beginning his editing/critiquing business, I thought I knew it all, or at least remembered most of it. Editing 101 not only re-enforced what I remember and reminded me of what I had forgotten, but also taught me much as well. I look forward to taking your Editing 102 workshop.
L. Boyd Lucas