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How to Create Headlines that Connect

Presenter: Teresa Schmedding

Price: $30.00/non-members 

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.


Copy Editing for Inbound Marketing

Presenter: Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Price: $30.00/non-members

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. 


Handling Non-English Words in English Text

Presenter: James Harbeck

Date: March 14, 2019

Time: 4 – 5 pm eastern

Price: $30.00/non-members

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.


The Power of Checklists

Presenter: Samantha Enslen

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: ACES vice president and owner of Dragonfly Editorial, Samantha Enslen, discusses the power of using checklists.


What's New in Style

Presenter: Mark Allen

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: ACES board member and freelance editor, Mark Allen, discusses what's new in style.


Tweet This Not That

Presenter: Alysha Love

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Join ACES board member and multiplatform editor at the Idaho Statesman, Alysha Love, as she dives into writing, tone, and editing for social media as well as how to best use analytics.


The Basics of Readability

Presenter: Samantha Enslen

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Samantha Enslen, ACES vice president and owner of Dragonfly Editorial, discusses the basics of readability.


How to Turn Your Author Into Your Ally

Presenter: Merrill Perlman

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: ACES board member and former copy editor of The New York Times, Merrill Perlman, explains how to turn your author into your ally.


Content Strategy

Presenter: Teresa Schmedding

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Teresa Schmedding, ACES past president and managing editor at Rotary International, discusses content strategy for editors.


9  Ways to Edit Yourself or Anyone Else

Presenter: Sue Burzynski Bullard

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Join past ACES board member, Sue Burzynski Bullard, as she identifies tips to better edit yourself...or anyone else.


6 Tips for Successful Digital Display Type

Presenter: Teresa Schmedding

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Teresa Schmedding, past ACES president and managing editor at Rotary International, explains 6 tips for successful digital display type.


Webinars produced by Copyediting.com

Bricklaying: Editing for Structure

Presenter: Merrill Perlman

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Even if your job is to “just” copyedit something, you are likely to run into structural problems someday. Being able to spot problems in structure is the first step to fixing them. Learn about common structures, how to break down and reassemble structure, and polish structures that don't need rebuilding.

Cost: Free to ACES members/$30 for nonmembers


Mastering Numbers

Presenter: Mark Allen

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Words involving numbers are still words, but many copyeditors are skip over basic math, big numbers, and anything to do with percentages. But numbers need not leave us numb. Math errors hide in plain sight, and common errors are easy to spot if we know where to look. This Master Class will give you confidence in numeracy with a discussion of often-repeated errors and some tips for spotting and correcting them.


Translating Medicalese into English

Presenter: James Harbeck

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals use choices of wording that are designed to say “This is medical!” Some of it increases accuracy for those with the necessary background; much of it builds walls around the information and makes it harder for nonprofessionals to understand. But nonprofessionals do want—and need—to understand it. Sometimes it can even be a matter of life and death.


Editing Recipes and Cookbooks

Presenter: Karen Wise

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: What do you need to know to edit a cookbook for a traditional book publisher or an individual looking to self-publish? What makes editing recipes and cookbooks different from editing other nonfiction? This class will be useful to editors who sometimes come across recipes in their work in fiction/memoir, journalism, and online media, as well as those wanting to specialize in cookbooks.


Editing for Young Readers

Presenter: Christine Ma

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: With the success of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and other bestselling series, the market for books for young readers is hotter than ever. Copyediting fiction written for readers in this category (generally 18 years old and younger) is like copyediting fiction for adults in terms of grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, and author’s voice. But it also involves many other issues, including age-appropriateness, inclusive language, and voice.


Quality Control for Publications

Presenter: Samantha Enslen

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Why is creating error-free publications so hard? Seems like you should be able to write in Word, pass your file to a designer, and—voila—get back a perfect product in no time flat. Sadly, things don’t work that way. Errors have a nasty way of hiding in text, creeping into layout, and evading reviewers. The only solution: develop a rigorous publications workflow that gives you multiple chances to catch mistakes.


Editing Translations

Presenter: Sarah Grey

Price: $30.00/non-members

Description: Editors must frequently work with translated text—direct translations of new material, translations of previously published works, ESL materials, multilingual texts, localizations, and translated passages within English source texts, to name a few. Each of these poses unique challenges in the editing process. In this webinar, a former translation project manager will walk you through some of the challenges and pitfalls of working with translations. No knowledge of languages other than English is required for this webinar.