Copy Editor Essentials: What You Should Know in Your Sleep
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- Copy Editor Essentials: What You Should Know in Your Sleep
- Originally Broadcast On:
- April 11, 2014
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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If there’s a universal mantra for copy editors, it might be “When in doubt, look it up.” But no matter what you edit--or on what platform--there are some essentials you should know in your sleep.
In this Webinar, we will strengthen those core elements and hammer home the essentials you shouldn’t have to look up. This Webinar is about more than memorization, though. We also will take a step back to look at guiding principles that put all this stylebook geekery into perspective.
What Will I Learn:
- The care and feeding of quotes
- Stylebook 201: The rules within the rules
- The commonly misspelled words you just have to memorize
- Numbers and numerals and abbreviations
- Rookie mistakes that even veterans make
Who Should Take this Course:
Editors and others who want to master the basics or review the essentials that make a great copy editor great.
Bill Walsh is a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post and a three-decade veteran of newspaper journalism. He is the author of three books on usage and style, "Lapsing Into a Comma" (2000), "The Elephants of Style" (2004) and “Yes, I Could Care Less” (2013). He has run The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors on the Web since 1995 and offers 140-character-or-less usage commentary on Twitter (@TheSlot).
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