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UPCOMING 2020 Webcasts

During these difficult times, communicators are more important than ever. We know that resources and training are still incredibly valuable to you and we want to support you. We are excited to announce that all webcasts will be available to members and non-members at no cost, now through July 31.* 

In addition to waiving the registration fee for all webcasts now through July 31, ACES is working to add more webcasts throughout the summer.

Non-members can access past webcasts and sign up for upcoming webcasts with the code “SummerComp100”.

*This applies to all webcasts purchased between April 14 - July 31, 2020.

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Don't Eat Your Words: How We Talk About Food and Bodies and Why It Matters

Date: June 11
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT  
Trainer: Jill Campbell

One category not often included in the conversation around conscious language is the language we use to describe food and bodies. This session will discuss how we can use words to combat our culture’s biased messages about food, weight, and body size, as well as how to address eating disorders in an inclusive and non-triggering way. Content note: This session will include mentions of eating disorders and examples of stigmatizing language sometimes used toward people in larger bodies.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-Members: $30

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Editors Can Be Educators: Using PerfectIt to Lift the Quality of Writing at Your Organization

Date: June 18
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT  
Trainer: Daniel Heuman

People resent being corrected. No one wants to hear that words they’ve used their whole lives are offensive to company stakeholders. So how can you raise the standard of writing in your organization if people don’t want to hear about it? They may not want a co-worker to tell them, but people respond differently to software. Mishandling company branding, use of technical terms, and sensitive language are just some of the errors you can build into PerfectIt. Building your style manual into PerfectIt helps colleagues learn how to write at your organization without feeling scolded. When they send you better text, your own edits will be more effective too.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-Members: $30

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Immersive Copy Editing for Fantasy & Science Fiction

Date: June 25
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT  
Trainer: Kristy Gilbert

Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction (SF) genres present unique copyediting hurdles due to worldbuilding features such as invented words, nonstandard political systems, and homebrew cultures. While worldbuilding is the traditional purview of developmental editing, too many SF authors resort to arbitrary adjustments in grammar, usage, and and/or punctuation to signal fantastical situations or characters. But not all dragons must be Dragons, and imaginary worlds feel more real with linguistic and grammatical consistency. This presentation outlines practical strategies for copyediting SF with an aim to support immersive worldbuilding.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-Members: $30

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For Editors Who Want to Wear All the Hats: Editorial Work in Instructional Design for Online Learning

Date: July 9
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT   
Trainer: Carla Douglas

Instructional design work provides opportunities for editors to apply their skills in all the editorial disciplines—developmental editing, structural editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

At any given time, instructional designers (IDs) manage multiple projects, identify copyright, permissions and fair-use issues, spot bias, reorder and rewrite content, coach subject matter experts, improve readability, apply house style, write video scripts, proofread design layout, create learning scenarios—and more!

In this webcast, we’ll walk you through an ID’s typical day, describe the variety of editorial tasks they engage in, and identify the technology and tools they use to bring learning to life.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-Members: $30

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How Google Can Help You Verify Content and Write Stronger Headlines

Date: July 16
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT   
Trainer: Dan Petty

Think you know it all when it comes to using Google tools?  In this hands-on session, you'll take a deeper dive into tools to tell stories in new ways. Tools covered include Advanced Google Search, Google Image search and verification and Google Trends.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-Members: $30

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Editing in a Multilingual World

Date: Aug. 20
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT  
Trainer: Mukta Jayanth

With globalization being rampant, editing in a multilingual world requires finding innovative ways of expressing and writing for individuals who do not use English as a first language. ‘Lost in Translation’ is often repeated in the world of editing. Is translation the only area where an editor faces the difficult choice of finding the right word that not only conveys the same meaning, but also encapsulates the message from the author? In today's world, where every workplace is a potpourri of cultures and languages, every piece of writing poses a challenge to the editor; not just in terms of finding an appropriate word, but also with regards to structure and semantics. In order to address these issues, it is only right that we spend a few minutes to think about those who work towards creating universally understood pieces of writing from a myriad of contributions spanning the globe. This session will address issues like formal versus informal writing styles, context, cohesion, denotations, connotations, lexicon, and grammar.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-Members: $30

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