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Spring 2016 Webinar

The ABCs of Proofreading

Dates Four Saturdays, April 30 to May 21;
9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Pacific Time;
noon to 12:50 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost $140 for enrollments paid on or before April 22;
$160 after April 22
Class Limit 24
Instructor Karen Seriguchi

This lively online course focuses on the knowledge and skills that you will need to proofread books, magazines, and other published materials. Topics include hard-copy and on-screen procedures, tools and resources, and the principles of editorial style.

Ask questions and get immediate feedback from the instructor in the real-time gathering or, if you prefer, watch the recorded session at your convenience.

The following topics will be covered:

  • What proofreaders do, what skills they need to do it, and what equipment they use
  • How proofreaders mark up a page and how they communicate with the editor and production team
  • Why proofreaders sometimes copyedit
  • What proofreaders should know about typesetting
The course concludes with an exercise due two weeks after the last meeting; all submissions will receive individualized attention from the instructor.

Karen Seriguchi is an award-winning editor and copyeditor with extensive web, book, magazine, newspaper, and corporate publication experience. She has taught classes in beginning and advanced copyediting since the mid-1990s. She was a member of the editorial team that produced The Yahoo! Style Guide and most recently conducted an audio conference titled “Your Guide to Style Guides” for the monthly newsletter Copyediting.

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