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2020 Boot Camps

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Upcoming 2020 Boot Camps

Fundamentals in Editing

Date: Feb. 27
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | East Room
Trainers: Merrill Perlman & Teresa Schmedding

What we’ll cover: 

  1. Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses) 
  2. Grammar and punctuation basics 
  3. Commonly confused and misused words 
  4. Elements of proofreading
  5. Clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy
  6. Accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information
  7. Headlines: writing clear, informative display type in print and online (including SEO)
  8. Style: why you need a style guide

Cost: $200 members/$250 nonmembers

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Tools for When You're Just Getting Started as a Freelance Editor

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Times Square, 1033 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
Trainers: Samantha Enslen, Teresa Schmedding & Merrill Perlman

What we’ll cover: 

  1. Setting up your business
  2. Tools to help you run your business
  3. Deciding what to bill…and how to bill
  4. Substantive, Copyediting, Proofing: Understanding the difference between the three and how to set expectations with clients and rates for each
  5. How to market yourself
  6. How to get experience
  7. How to edit brand voice for different clients
  8. Editing in voice for difference documents

Cost: $200 members/$250 nonmembers

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Art & Science of Digital Editing

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Trainer: Teresa Scmedding

In this half-day session, we’ll cover: 

  1. Structure of content
  2. Tools to evaluating content
  3. Lessons for writing
  4. The role of emotions
  5. Words that prompt the most engagement on social
  6. Critical elements in display type

*Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet to complete hands-on exercises.
*Please note, this boot camp is a pre-conference workshop at the ACES National Conference. You must register using the link below. 

Cost: $100 for conference attendees/$150 for non-conference attendees

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