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Professional Development

skills acquired in the editing field

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The Poynter Institute- ACES Editing Certificate

Courses include:

- Language Primer

- Fundamentals of Editing

- The Art and Science of Editing

- Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

- Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age

- Writing for SEO, Social, Newsletters and more

Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association

The EFA's core values are community, expertise, and opportunity. It strives to advance excellence among its dynamic community of freelance editorial professionals by providing opportunities for business development, learning, and networking.

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Authenticity Reading: What It Is and Why Editors Should Care

via the EFA with Crystal Shelley, owner of Rabbit with a Red Pen.

Readers want to see themselves represented in accurate and respectful ways, which is why authenticity reading is important. This session was useful explained what authenticity reading is and isn’t, why it’s valuable, how writers can benefit from an authenticity read, and what to know to become an authenticity reader.

Proofreading and Copyediting with 'The Chicago Manual of Style'

via the EFA with Kirk Perry, writing teacher at Portland Community College and a freelance copyeditor. 

This course introduces beginning proofreaders and copyeditors to The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), focusing on grammar, punctuation, style, and citation.

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