Using Reference Works While Editing
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2–3:30 pm ET
This is a BASIC SKILLS course
Instructor: Kory Stamper
The number of reference books available to editors can be overwhelming. This course introduces you to the different types of references out there, including dictionaries, style guides, and grammars; explain the difference between them; guide editors on how to use them; and give strategies on knowing which reference books are most helpful in different editing situations.
This course will:
- familiarize editors with the different types of reference works used in editing
- teach editors how to use different reference works
- give editors the skills to know which projects call for which reference
- help editors gain basic literacy skills with regard to the standard references in the field
Registration for this class closes on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 10 pm ET. The class is delivered as a webinar via GoToMeeting.
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.