The Inner Life of Grammar
- Hours of Effort
About This Course
You've mastered agreement; you know how to make a sentence parallel; pronouns give you no trouble. But do you know what a fused participle is, how to use the hortatory subjunctive or when you need a double genitive? The inner workings of grammar don't have to be a mystery. This Webinar delves deeply into the mechanics of English, so that when you encounter a sentence that "just doesn't sound right" you'll know why -- and you'll know how to fix it.
What Will I Learn:
- How to define five tricky "problem areas" of English
- How these constructions work
- How to identify mistakes in these areas
- How to fix mistakes or rewrite more clearly
Who Should Take this Course:
Writers, editors, students, teachers, reporters and those who are interested in improving their grammar.
Lisa McLendon runs the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas journalism school, where she also teaches editing and grammar. She has previously worked as a copy editor and book reviewer at the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle and as a copy editor, designer and desk chief at the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle.
ACES: The Society for Editing
ACES: The Society for Editing is a nonprofit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.
The organization is an international members' alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.