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Thursday, October 30 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
ACES Editing Boot Camp

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If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society offers a daylong “Editing Boot Camp” that can help you polish your skills. Each workshop is taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

The Editing Boot Camp workshop covers the following topics:

  • Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses)
  • Grammar and punctuation basics
  • Commonly confused and misused words
  • Elements of proofreading
  • Clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy
  • Accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information
  • Headlines: writing clear, informative display type in print and online (including SEO)
JAWS members get a special rate: $95. To register, visit ACES website.

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Teresa Schmedding - 2015 Board Member

President/Deputy ME-digital, Daily Herald Media Group
Teresa Schmedding is the president of the American Copy Editors Society and the deputy managing editor of digital operations for the Daily Herald Media Group in suburban Chicago. The Daily Herald converted to NCS print in 2005 and online in 2011.
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Merrill Perlman

High priestess, Merrill Perlman Consulting
Merrill Perlman wears many hats, most of which tend to blow off in stiff winds: teacher (Columbia J-School, Poynter/NewsU, trainer of journalists and muggles in person); editor (Kindle Singles, Rosetta Books, ProPublica); writer (Language Corner for Columbia Journalism Review); friendly-ish face in Central Park in New York (Greeter Guide and tour guide); activist for clear communications (agnostic on the serial comma, unless your refusal to use... Read More →

Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fiesta 3 La Quinta Resort and Club

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