Become a Numbers Person
“I’m not a numbers person” is a common refrain among copyeditors. But numbers are no less important than other information in a document. Numbers require us to stop and check, not skip past, assuming the experts got it right. An understanding of mathematical terms and relationships can help us be better copyeditors.
This audio conference will highlight some common mistakes and suggest methods for avoiding them. We’ll look at percentages and proportions, money issues, statistics, graphs, style and usage options, and more. There will not be a test.
Here’s What You’ll Learn
- The difference between percentages and proportions
- How to untangle money issues
- How to read statistics and graphs
- What style and usage options you have