Grammar errors, typos, factual blunders, and formatting goofs can put a black eye on even the most brilliant writing. That’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, we’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 ‘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