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National Grammar Day 2015: Avoid Errors, Ensure Clarity

About This Course

Whether you're a writer or an editor, you need to know how to identify and steer clear of grammar and punctuation pitfalls. If you're crafting an in-depth report or a 140-character tweet, good grammar provides a roadmap for readers. Celebrate National Grammar Day by learning to avoid errors and to ensure clarity.

What Will I Learn:

  • Why grammar matters
  • How to identify and fix common grammar pitfalls
  • How to spot punctuation problems
  • Which grammar rules you can probably ignore

Who Should Take this Course:

Students, educators, reporters, editors and writers of all kinds of content who want to conquer their grammar fears or simply celebrate National Grammar Day.

Course Insturctor

Sue Bullard

Sue Burzynski Bullard

Sue Burzynski Bullard teaches editing, reporting and multimedia classes. She joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty in August 2008 after a year as a visiting editor-in-residence at Michigan State University.

Before heading to the classroom, Sue held a variety of editing positions during 21 years at The Detroit News, including three years as managing editor. In that role, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. She supervised nearly 300 journalists and helped to integrate print and online newsrooms.

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.

In honor of National Grammar Day on March 4, this Webinar is just $10.