The Art and Science of Editing

About this product

Learn to identify when you need to edit something, when you don’t and how to explain your changes to others.

Type: Webinar

Originally broadcast on October 3, 2012

Time Estimate: One hour

$29.95

SKU: NUWEB34-12 Category:

Description

This webinar provides writers a better understand that editing does not always equal changing, and that you need to take into account the writer as well as your readers.

WHAT WILL I LEARN:

  • The Hippocratic Oath of editing
  • The differences between “changing” and “editing”
  • How to examine proposed edits to see whether they have improved the copy, and how
  • How to explain your changes in noncombative (and nondefensive) terms
  • When to hold ’em and when to fold ’em (no bluffing allowed)
  • The empathy of editing

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

This webinar is for writers and editors who want to learn to identify when you need to edit something, when you don’t and how to explain your changes to others.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Merrill Perlman

Merrill Perlman is a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and journalism organizations, specializing in editing and the English language. She spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copy editor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times.