Grammar errors, typos, factual blunders, and formatting goofs can put a black eye on even the most brilliant writing. Thatâ€™s where copyediting and proofreading come in! Publishers of every scale and stripe benefit from the process of going over their material with a fine-tooth comb, getting the text spic-and-span, every hyphen and apostrophe in place. In this workshop, weâ€™ll go over the basic tools and techniques of the copyediting trade, including:
* Chicago vs. AP style
* Developing a style guide
* Marking manuscripts (in Word and Adobe)
* The stages of copy to proof
Helpful online resources and handouts will get you on the path to grammar nerd-dom!
Califia Suntree has been wielding the red pen since the early â€˜90s, when she copyedited her high school newspaper. As a grown-up, she worked as an editor at HarperCollins, managing editor of start-up magazine 02138, and copy chief of several other start-up publications in New York. In 2010, Workman published her book Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less, a handbook on DIY and how to make thrift practical and fun. She is currently copy chief of Worth magazine and a freelance copy editor at Wieden+Kennedy. Her other recent clients include the Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House Books, and Hawthorne Books.
$15 members/$25 nonmembers