Editorial Freelancers Association



August 16, 2017 - 17:27 PM

EMPLOYERS

FREELANCERS


News, Discounts, and Coming Soon: Updates on New Website

Session 1: 2012 Education Catalog Archive

Copyediting I

[The registration period for this class has ended.]

Copyediting I & II Combo

[The registration period for this class has ended.]

Blogging 101

[The registration period for this class has ended.]

Copyediting II

[The registration period for this class has ended.]

Using Twitter to Build Your Freelancing Business

[The registration period for this class has ended.]

Developmental Editing as a Skill and a Business

[The registration period for this class has ended.]

Copyediting I

Always in demand!

Wednesdays, January 18 – February 15
Online (5 sessions)

Copyediting is a foundational skill for editing a variety of documents in many fields. This five-week course introduces basic copyediting skills: using essential reference materials (dictionaries and style guides) in a specialized way, correcting common grammar errors, correcting punctuation errors, and applying consistent punctuation and number styles. Participants will read about 35 pages per week (178 pages total) and do one onscreen copyediting exercise per week, which will be emailed for instructor feedback (optional practice exercises are also suggested).

Required course materials:
The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 3rd ed., by Amy Einsohn
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.

Recommended materials:
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.

Instructor Kris Fulsaas is a freelance editor and proofreader whose clientele include Countryman Press, Media Partners, Sasquatch Books, Mountaineers Books, and Seattle Homes & Lifestyles. She is also an instructor in the University of Washington editing certificate program. In her 33 years in publishing, Kris has worked in-house as a book production editor and a magazine production manager.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking both Copyediting I & II this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

“The instructor definitely knew what she was doing.”
“It was very enjoyable!”
“I would recommend it to anyone thinking of copyediting as a career.”

EFA members $144 — nonmembers $169

DISCOUNT: Save 20% when you sign up for both Copyediting I and Copyediting II!

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Copyediting I & II Combo

Receive a 20% discount when you register for both copyediting classes.

Wednesdays, January 18 – February 15; Wednesdays, February 29 – March 28

Please see the individual course listings for Copyediting I and Copyediting II. If you're signing up for both classes, be sure to select the Copyediting I & II Combo option on the registration form.

“Excellent classes!”
“I was able to immediately use what I learned to do better work.”

EFA members $230 — nonmembers $270

These are the 20% discounted combo prices for both Copyediting I and Copyediting II.

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Blogging 101

A favorite — available for the first time since 2009!

Wednesdays, February 15 – March 7
Online (4 sessions)

Is business slow? Is your creative spark threatening to go out? A blog can help you revive them both. Whether you’re a writer looking to connect to an audience or an editor who wants to attract clients, blogging is a free, fun way to get your name out there to a potential audience of millions.

Via lessons appropriate for both blogging newbies and those who want to make an existing blog more compelling, you will learn the basics of setting up a blog on Blogger.com (it’s a snap!), attracting readers, promoting your blog — and, yes, even making money from blogging. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of the blogosphere and a blog that fits your own personal and professional needs.

Instructor Rebecca Agiewich is the author of BreakupBabe: A Novel (Ballantine Books, 2006), which sprang from her dating blog “Breakup Babe” and was a finalist for the 2007 Lulu Blooker prize — a literary prize for books based on blogs. She is also a freelance writer, editor, and creative writing instructor, whose writing can be found in places like OutdoorsNW Magazine and MSNBC. You can find out more about her at www.rebeccaagiewich.com

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

“Rebecca’s stories were entertaining, and her evident enthusiasm was catching. Great instructor.”

EFA members $134 — nonmembers $159

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Copyediting II

Great on its own or paired with Copyediting I!

Wednesdays, February 29 – March 28
Online (5 sessions)

This five-week course led by Kris Fulsaas builds on Copyediting I, covering copyediting compound words; copyediting abbreviations and trademarks for capitalization, punctuation, and usage; copyediting quotations for punctuation and syntax; querying effectively and appropriately; and discerning the language editing copyeditors can and cannot do and when copyediting shifts into line editing and substantive editing. Participants will read about 25 pages each week (121 pages total) and do one onscreen copyediting exercise per week, which will be emailed for instructor feedback (optional practice exercises are also suggested). Note: Participants do not need to take Copyediting I to sign up for Copyediting II.

Required course materials:
The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 3rd ed., by Amy Einsohn
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.

Recommended materials:
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

Pricing note: To receive the discounted price for taking both Copyediting I & II this season, be sure to select the combo option on the registration form.

“Kris is a wonderful teacher!”
“The course was very well planned. I got so much out of it.”

EFA members $144 — nonmembers $169

DISCOUNT: Save 20% when you sign up for both Copyediting I and Copyediting II!

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Using Twitter to Build Your Freelancing Business

Hot new topic featured in our popular webinar format!

Tuesday, March 27, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar (60 minutes)

REMINDER FOR CURRENT REGISTRANTS: This webinar has been rescheduled as a teleconference for Tuesday, April 3, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern.

As a freelancer, you must connect with new clients to keep projects coming in. Using Twitter to do so is much more fun than making phone calls and writing letters and e-mails. This 60-minute webinar teaches you how to present yourself on Twitter: what to say, how to network with colleagues who can provide referrals, and how to connect with prospective clients.

If you don’t already have a Twitter account, follow these instructions to set one up before the webinar.

Presenter Katharine O’Moore-Klopf has helped researchers in more than 20 nations get their articles published in more than 35 US and UK biomedical journals by removing language barriers. She has been using social media since 2009 to attract new clients. On Twitter, where she networked her way into coauthoring a book, Katharine’s handle is @KOKEdit. Learn more about her at www.kokedit.com.

Webinar access note: Registrants will receive instructions for accessing this presentation on or before March 26.

EFA members $29 — nonmembers $39

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.

Developmental Editing as a Skill and a Business

Brand-new, member-requested topic!

Tuesdays, April 17 – May 8
Online (4 sessions)

This class introduces writers and editors to the craft and business of developmental editing. Participants will gain a general understanding of relevant editorial topics and necessary skills, including the basics of looking at the big-picture elements of a manuscript and communicating editorial suggestions to authors. The course will also cover how to establish an efficient developmental editing process and run a developmental editing business.

This class is suitable for those who are exploring different types of editing work and wish to know more about developmental editing, as well as for those who wish to begin their own developmental editing business.

Instructor Karalynn Ott has worked both in-house and as a freelance writer and editor for the past 15 years. Select clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Trillium Publishing, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and many individual authors. Her interests and experience include literary novels, speculative fiction, creative nonfiction, travel/outdoors, and memoir.

Scheduling note: The instructor will post lectures and assignments on the session dates listed, but you are free to access materials and the discussion forum at your convenience. Participants never need to be in front of their computers at a set time.

EFA members $134 — nonmembers $159

Sorry, this class has been completely booked.
 

[ back to top ]

:: Site design & development by Formandsubstance and Leximation Inc.