Usage Dictionaries and Editing
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2–3:30 pm ET
This is an INTERMEDIATE SKILLS course
Instructor: Kory Stamper
Not all dictionaries are the same. This course will introduce editors to usage dictionaries; explain the difference between usage dictionaries and general dictionaries, and what usage dictionaries can offer the editor that general dictionaries can’t; and give editors strategies to know how to integrate the guidance of a usage dictionary into their style guide or in-house style sheet.
This course will:
- introduce editors to usage dictionaries
- explain how style guides like the AP Stylebook and CMoS differ
- teach editors how to use usage dictionaries in conjunction with style guides
- give editors the tools to evaluate usage and style questions as they arise
Registration will close Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 10 pm ET. This course is delivered as a webinar through GoToMeeting.
Note: You do NOT have to have taken the October Master Class on using reference works to register for this course.
Kory Stamper is a freelance writer and editor who worked as a lexicographer (that is, a writer and editor of dictionaries) at Merriam-Webster for two decades.