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Editing Entertainment and Pop Culture Writing

About This Course

Even if you’re primarily writing about pop culture and entertainment, editing is still serious business. Just because the words and topics are funny doesn’t mean you can be a slob.

In this webinar, writers and editors will learn the differences (and similarities!) between entertainment editing and more traditional editing, including tone/voice, point of view and the nitty-gritty details.

What Will I Learn?

  • The differences and similarities between entertainment editing and more traditional forms, and why it matters
  • How to edit with a pop-culture-savvy audience in mind
  • What details matter, and which ones you can let go
  • How to maintain a consistent tone in coverage that includes original voices and perspectives

Who Should Take This Course?

Writers or editors currently working or interested in working at publications that write about pop culture or entertainment

Course Instructor

Laura M. Browning

Laura M. Browning

Laura M. Browning is the managing editor for The A.V. Club, a web publication written for the pop-culture obsessed by the pop-culture obsessed (and sister website to The Onion).

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.