MediaBistro is starting up a Boston seminar series
in September. One that should be useful is the day-long Sept. 29 session, Copyediting: 100 Things Every Copy Editor Should Know
. Not only will it cover grammar, usage, and style, but it will discuss workflow and interpersonal issues involved with copyediting. The workshop will also go into the strengths and weaknesses of various style guides and references. The instructor is Wendalyn Nichols, editor of Copy Editor
newsletter. Atlantic Monthly
language columnist (and Copy Editor
editor emeritus) Barbara Wallraff
will be a guest speaker during one of the sessions. Additional information is available on the web site for McMurry Inc.
, which publishes Copy Editor.
Other seminars this fall will cover travel writing
, writing book proposals for nonfiction books
, and breaking into TV news production