The Web's Best Editing Resources

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September 15, 2016 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
The Web's Best Editing Resources
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
September 15, 2016
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Editing used to require a bookshelf full or reference books. But now online resources mean editors don't need a stack of dictionaries, thesauri and almanacs to do their jobs. Still, not all online resources are alike. This webinar will help you identify the best free (and mostly free) sites for reference and fact-checking.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to choose an online dictionary
  • How to use other organizations' style guides to help you make editing decisions
  • How to find the best online resources for fact-checking and backgrounding
  • How to use Wikipedia the "right" way
  • How to become a Google wizard
Who Should Take this Course:

Any editors and writers who want to make better use of online resources when they edit their own work or the work of others.

Course Instructor:

Nick Jungman

Nick Jungman is director of student media at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught editing at OU, the University of Missouri and Wichita State University. He worked for 13 years in a variety of editing and digital roles — including copy desk chief and deputy editor for interactive — at The Wichita Eagle daily newspaper in Kansas.

Training Partner:

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES: The Society for Editing is a nonprofit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.

The organization is an international members’ alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.

Technical Requirements:

Windows
1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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