About This Course
Editing used to require a bookshelf full or reference books. But now online resources mean editors don't need a stack of dictionaries, thesauri and almanacs to do their jobs. Still, not all online resources are alike. This webinar will help you identify the best free (and mostly free) sites for reference and fact-checking.
What Will I Learn:
- How to choose an online dictionary
- How to use other organizations' style guides to help you make editing decisions
- How to find the best online resources for fact-checking and backgrounding
- How to use Wikipedia the "right" way
- How to become a Google wizard
Who Should Take this Course:
Any editors and writers who want to make better use of online resources when they edit their own work or the work of others.
Nick Jungman is director of student media at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught editing at OU, the University of Missouri and Wichita State University. He worked for 13 years in a variety of editing and digital roles — including copy desk chief and deputy editor for interactive — at The Wichita Eagle daily newspaper in Kansas.
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.