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UPCOMING 2020 Webinars


Level Up Your Career

Date: April 23
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
Trainer: Tara Puckey

If you're not looking for your next career move, you're doing it wrong. Let's talk about how to position yourself for the next steps, from creating a vision for your future to resumes to interviews and salary negotiations. We'll talk about the career process from start to finish (well, starting again) and arm you with the most important information for getting the most out of your next (or current) role.

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

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Engaged Style Guides: Co-Creating Standards with Your Community

Date: May 21
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT 
Trainer: Aubrey Nagle

If you work with words, you may have at some point engaged in a lively debate about em dashes or whether "percent" should be spelled out. But when it comes to language and style in the media, your audience is likely more worried about dehumanizing labels and misgendering pronouns than they are the Oxford comma. By bringing them into the conversation and learning what fair and accurate representation looks like to historically under- or misrepresented groups, we can build trust between newsrooms and their communities.

In this webinar, you'll learn why you should — and most importantly, how to — engage your audience in your style guide decisions. We'll discuss best practices for gathering feedback on language about sensitive and complex social issues as well as how to apply the information throughout your editorial process.

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

Date: Oct. 15
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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