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: practise, 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.
Presenter: Elizabeth d’Anjou
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
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. Follow her on Twitter: @ElizdAnjou