9 Ways to Edit Yourself (or Anyone Else)

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
October 18, 2018 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

9 Ways to Edit Yourself (or Anyone Else)
Originally Broadcast On:
October 18, 2018
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

This webinar is $11.95 for members of [ACES: The Society for Editing] (www.aceseditors.org). Watch your member email to get details about the discount.

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Editors today face numerous challenges, including constant deadlines on multiple platforms. Many editors are working solo without the benefit of a team to depend on. And many writers are working without the guidance of an editor at all.

This webinar provides nine simple tips for basic editing that will help ensure quality, whether you’re editing your own work or the work of others. It provides a system for working through just about any kind of content on any platform.

What Will I Learn:
  • Why editing matters in the digital age
  • What audiences notice when they review your content
  • How to tackle content in a systematic way
  • How to edit both for mechanics and clarity
Who Should Take this Course:

This webinar is suitable for editors or writers who work in just about any discipline and who edit on any platform. It’s perfect for beginning editors, but it’s also a solid refresher for veterans. Writers or reporters working without the aid of editors will also find it helpful in providing a surefire way to check their own work.

Course Instructor:

Laura M. Browning

Laura M. Browning is the excutive editor for The A.V. Club, a web publication written for the pop-culture obsessed by the pop-culture obsessed (and sister website to The Onion).

Training Partner:

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES: The Society for Editing is a nonprofit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.

The organization is an international members’ alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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