Any good editor will tell you she’d be lost without her well-thumbed, heavily flagged, and coffee-stained copy of The Chicago of Manual of Style. But just what is this mysterious tome? And why is it so critical to the work we do?
This seminar will introduce you to the joys and sorrows of the book that most people simply call Chicago. We’ll start with a brief history of its publication, exploring how it grew from what was essentially a guide for compositors into the most trusted and widely used editorial style manual in North America. But the fun won’t stop there! We’ll also look at what it covers, how to use it, what has changed between the most recent edition and the previous one, and much, much more.
This course is highly recommended for anyone just starting to work as an editor or hoping to become one.
Janice Weaver is a freelance editor of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, as well as a noted author of non-fiction for younger readers. She also teaches the copy-editing class in the publishing program at Ryerson University. When she’s not working, Janice likes to peruse her own well-used copy of Chicago and test her capacity for remembering rule numbers by heart.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9 AM to 12 PM
Registration – $115 members, $140 non-members (HST extra)
Early registration (to February 18) – $100 members, $120 non-members (HST extra)
Victoria College, Victoria University, University of Toronto
91 Charles St. West