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ACES has a new lineup of webinars for 2019 -- now available to members and nonmembers! Keep an eye out for new webinars being added to the schedule below.


How to Create Headlines that Connect

Presenter: Teresa Schmedding

Date: January 17, 2019

Time: 4 - 5 pm eastern

Cost: Free for members, $20 for nonmembers

Description: The three C’s of great headlines are capture, connect, and click. Connect is often overlooked in the quest to achieve the other two but can be the most crucial. Tune in and see what you need to know to take your headlines to the next level in 2019.

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Copy Editing and Writing for Inbound Marketing

Presenter: Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Date: February 21, 2019

Time: 4 – 5 pm eastern

Cost: Free for members, $20 for nonmembers

Description: One of the primary best practices for writing and editing online content is to create a pull, not a push. However, with inbound marketing, there is a constant need for the push. In this webinar, get tips on crafting and editing compelling, non-weasely copy that exudes authority and confidence to overcome the cognitive burden that is promotional language. 

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Handling Non-English Words in English Text

Presenter: James Harbeck

Date: March 14, 2019

Time: 4 – 5 pm eastern

Cost: Free for members, $20 for nonmembers

Description: When you handle names and other words from other languages, there’s much more to it than “Do I italicize this?” Other languages—and their cultures—have differences from English that you need to watch out for. Otherwise you might write the Husfjellet mountain (doubly redundant), hyphenate as Xinji-ang (it’s two syllables, Xin and jiang), get the accents wrong on kürtőskalács (or treat it as a plural), use t'ai chi when you should have used taiji… or use a word that you really had no business using that way at all. Linguist and editor James Harbeck will introduce you to the many things you need to be aware of in other languages.

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Small Changes, Big Difference

Presenter: Lisa McLendon

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 4 - 5 pm eastern

Cost: Free for members, $20 for nonmembers

Description: One often-overlooked aspect of editing is the small "cleanups" editors do to make copy smoother, clearer and more concise. Many of these micro-level changes -- such as changing phrasing to eliminate words, being aware of "secret handshake" words and words in the midst of change, and not being a slave to style -- will never be noticed by either the writer or the reader, but they can  make the writing shine just a bit more and give readers a more enjoyable, informative reading experience.

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Cookbook Editing from Soup to Nuts

Presenter: Karen Wise

Date: October 10, 2019

Time: 4 – 5 pm eastern

Cost: Free for members, $20 for nonmembers

Description: What do you need to know to edit a cookbook, for either a traditional book publisher or an individual looking to self-publish? We'll first look at the different types of cookbooks, and what that means for the copyeditor, plus a rundown of the typical outline of a cookbook. Then we'll dig in to the nitty-gritty—all the required and optional components of a recipe, including sequence, style conventions, and the many do’s and don’ts. We'll also talk about which reference works to rely on, and what to do when they don’t agree.

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