National Grammar Day 2015: Avoid Errors, Ensure Clarity

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
March 04, 2015 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
National Grammar Day 2015: Avoid Errors, Ensure Clarity
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$9.95
Originally Broadcast On:
March 04, 2015
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

In honor of National Grammar Day on March 4, this Webinar is just $9.95.

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Whether you’re a writer or an editor, you need to know how to identify and steer clear of grammar and punctuation pitfalls. If you’re crafting an in-depth report or a 140-character tweet, good grammar provides a roadmap for readers. Celebrate National Grammar Day by learning to avoid errors and to ensure clarity.

What Will I Learn:
  • Why grammar matters
  • How to identify and fix common grammar pitfalls
  • How to spot punctuation problems
  • Which grammar rules you can probably ignore
Who Should Take this Course:

Students, educators, reporters, editors and writers of all kinds of content who want to conquer their grammar fears or simply celebrate National Grammar Day.

Course Instructor:

Sue Burzynski Bullard

Sue Burzynski Bullard is on the ACES: The Society for Editing executive committee. She teaches editing, reporting, ethics and multimedia classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before joining academia, Sue held a variety of editing positions at The Detroit News, including a three-year stint as managing editor. In 2014, she was named the Society of Professional Journalists’ Educator of the Year. She’s won numerous other journalism education awards. The second edition of her textbook, “Everybody’s an Editor: Navigating Journalism’s Changing Landscape,” was published in 2014.

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:

Windows
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
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Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
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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