ACES Advanced Editing Online Group Seminar (Summer 2016)

Course Overview

ACES Advanced Editing Online Group Seminar (Summer 2016)
Online Group Seminar

Poynter Prepared members pay just $399 for this online group seminar. Save 20 percent on this course and all Poynter training by becoming a Poynter Prepared Member. Learn more and become a member today. This seminar is $399 for members of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). Watch your member email to get details about the discount.

About Online Group Seminars

In an online group seminar, you will gather with other participants in a virtual space, logging in from anywhere, day or night, over the course of several weeks. A faculty member guides the group through new material, moderates discussions and provides individual feedback.

This archived Online Group Seminar was orginally available on:
July 29 to August 31, 2016

This online group seminar is for experienced editors who are seeking to move their work to a new level.

This OGS has a comprehensive curriculum for editors and writers seeking to hone their skills and begin thinking about editing strategically instead of just tactically.

The goal of this online group seminar is to provide expertise in substantive editing and to develop critical thinking skills across multiple platforms and disciplines. The online group seminar will take place over four weeks, with one live session per week:

  • Week 1: Critical Thinking (Live session: Tuesday, August 2, at 5 p.m. Eastern)
  • Week 2: Improving Organization (Live session: Tuesday, August 9, at 5 p.m. Eastern)
  • Week 3: Editing for Multiple Platforms (Live session: Tuesday, August 23, at 5 p.m. Eastern)
  • Week 4: Coaching and Managing the Writer and the Work (Tuesday, August 30, at 5 p.m. Eastern)

Bundle and Save

Participants in the OGS are eligible for special pricing if they want to enroll in the Advanced Certificate bundle for an early bird price of $550 or at the regular price of $650.

The certificate combines this OGS with the new Poynter ACES course pack of seven webinars, Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing.

ACES members can buy this bundle for $475 with a promocode. Please keep an eye on your email for the promocode.

You can buy the ACES online group seminar separately for $499. (ACES members get a promocode to buy for $399)

You can also buy the Poynter ACES course pack with seven webinars, Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing for $150. (ACES members get a promocode to buy for $75)

More training

If you're looking for a certificate that focuses on the fundamentals of copy editing, check out the original Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing, which emphasizes grammar and usage skills and approaches and strategies for copy editing.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to improve content organization and structure
  • How to edit for different audiences, disciplines and platforms
  • How to apply critical thinking skills to evaluate content
  • How to coach and collaborate with writers
  • How to use all forms of display type across multiple platforms
  • How to use templates and create style sheets in editing
Who should take this course:

Editors who want to expand their skills and acquire the ability to edit in a variety of disciplines and platforms; communications professionals or writers who want to become better self-editors or develop expertise in editing; editors seeking to augment their skills or acquire a credential.

Course Instructors:

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. She is an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and writes the Language Corner column for the Columbia Journalism Review. Merrill is a recipient of the Glamann Award from the American Copy Editors Society. She was a reporter for four years before becoming an editor.

Sue Burzynski Bullard

Sue Burzynski Bullard teaches editing, reporting and multimedia classes. She joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty in August 2008 after a year as a visiting editor-in-residence at Michigan State University.

Before heading to the classroom, Sue held a variety of editing positions during 21 years at The Detroit News, including three years as managing editor. In that role, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. She supervised nearly 300 journalists and helped to integrate print and online newsrooms.

Training Partner:

American Copy Editors Society (ACES)

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) 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.

ACES 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.