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Save $50 on Mediabistro’s Grammar and Punctuation Course

Grammar and PunctuationGrammar mistakes — we’ve all made them. Get a refresher on the basics in Mediabistro’s Grammar and Punctuation course, available in New York starting May 1 and online starting May 13. Learn the rules that matter most, navigate different style guides, and start seeing immediate results in your copy. Save $50 on this course by using the code 10WORDS at checkout.

Students attending our New York session will work with Marisa Carroll, the copy chief at Seventeen. Online students will work with Gaylord Fields, editor of special projects at RollingStone.com. Regardless of which course you attend, you’ll get an invaluable review of grammar essentials that will have a lasting impact on your current and future writing projects.

The code 10WORDS will save you $50 at checkout. Seats are limited in both classes, so register soon and take the next step towards letter-perfect copy.

Register Early for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp and Save

Social Media Marketing Boot CampExtend your social media impact and collaborate with experts in our Social Media Marketing Boot Camp. Save $100 with our early bird rate. Don’t miss out — this special rate ends tomorrow.

Each week, we’ll discuss essential topics with social media thought leaders that will help you develop a cohesive marketing strategy and amplify your presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Read more

Mediabistro’s Copy Editing 101 Starts Wednesday, March 6

Copy Editing 101

Do you want to raise your editing skills above baseline? Then don’t miss Copy Editing 101, Mediabistro’s online event and workshop starting March 6. Learn tips, tricks, and best practices to hone your skills as a copy editor. Over four weeks, we’ll cover:

  • How to spot errors at the sentence level and master a copy test
  • Navigating the style guides from AP to The Chicago Manual
  • Copy editing techniques for book publishing, magazine and website editing, and your own personal writing
  • A basic overview of Adobe InCopy, a program designed to streamline your workflow
  • Where to look and how to land copy editing work

Our weekly live video webcasts feature industry professionals such as Jack Murnighan (content director, Babble), Erin Carlson (copy editor, The Hollywood Reporter), and Constance Hale (author, Vex, Hex, Smash, and Smooch).

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, join today. The event starts Wednesday, March 6 at 12 pm ET, so register now.

Get Published by Top Magazines with Sue Carswell

Want to write for top publications? Now you can. Sue Carswell, a reporter and researcher at Vanity Fair, instructs our Magazine Writing class starting January 16 in New York. Under her guidance, you’ll find out what editors want, create two polished articles and corresponding pitch letters, and get your writing noticed by top magazines.

With hundreds of inspired students and tons of praise, Sue has an impressive track record with Mediabistro. One student says,

“Sue was fabulous! Each week she had us interview a celebrity and we had a chance to have a paid byline. What a terrific opportunity for any new writer and what a thrill. She is very knowledgeable, entertaining, and encourages all of us to get published. I would take any class she teaches in a heartbeat.” — Dr. Cynthia Paulis

Students who have taken this class have been published in Wired, InTouch Weekly, ESPN the Magazine, and more. Spots are limited, so don’t wait! Register today.

 

New Mediabistro Online Conference: Copy Editing 101

All the copy editing skills you need rolled into one incredible online learning event. Join us for our 4-week Copy Editing 101 online conference and event starting March 6, 2013. We’ll show you how to launch a career as a copy editor.

Each week, watch and interact with our keynote speakers through live webcasts. Group discussion, peer interaction, and homework assignments will give you the confidence to take on copy editing as a career and land work. Speakers include Jack Murnighan (content director for Babble) and Constance Hale (author, Vex, Hex, Smash, and Smooch). Early registration rates are available now, so sign up soon.

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