Media Alliance Certification - Copyediting

Dates: Two Saturdays - January 27 and February 3

10:00am - 5:00pm

Copyediting is proofreading on steroids. Yet before you demonstrate your strengths, you must first establish professional credibility.

Let Media Alliance help you position yourself as a professional copyeditor – whether for your current employer or for your freelance clients – in this skills-building, supportive environment.

After two consecutive Saturday workshops with peers, you’ll learn how to:

• Identify manuscript problem areas quickly . . . and fix them!

• Draft an effective style guide

• Communicate editorial changes more effectively

• Discover new and existing editorial resources

• Develop conflict and resolution skills

• Cross the digital divide and apply your skills online

Together we review the fundamentals of copyediting: grammar, punctuation, spelling, and diction. We build upon our existing skill sets with in-class exercises and discussions and weekly assignments.

With a curriculum that focuses on both print and online copyediting, attendees not only become Media Alliance-certified copyeditors, but also better prepared to take on a wide array of assignments.

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Instructor: Veteran Media Alliance instructor Jim Norrena is a veteran proofreader, copyeditor, editor and writer with extensive web and online content management experience. He is the web content strategist for the California College of the Arts, serves on the executive committee of Bay Area Editors Forum, and is the principal of TypoSuction, an independent editorial service provider.

Location: Media Alliance at the Pacific Felt Factory 2830 20th Street (20th Street between Bryant and York) San Francisco, CA 94110 (16th or 20th Street BART stations - 15 minute walk or transfer to MUNI 22 on 16th Street or MUNI 48 on 24th Street to Bryant Street or exit at Powell Street BART and take MUNI 27 to 20th and Bryant)

The Pacific Felt Factory arts complex is located in a 6,000 square foot historic brick warehouse in San Francisco’s Mission District, an area where gentrification is quickly displacing arts and community spaces. Once a working factory for wool felt production, the building, is owned by Art Space Development Corporation/ArtsDeco, a local non-profit arts organization. PFF is dedicated to cultural equity. Artists, cultural producers, writers, arts non-profit organizations and professionals are all under one roof; PFF hosts professional development workshops, creative events, pop-up exhibits and screenings, and fosters opportunities for those underserved in arts and culture.


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