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Come to Our Media Intern Party in New York!

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Calling all media interns! Come network with other interns to swap stories, make new connections and get advice on finding your next job! The party will be held next Tuesday, August 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Turtle Bay in New York. Your hosts for the evening will be Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios and senior education manager Sandra Reitman.

We’ll have drink specials, complimentary appetizers and a chance to win a free Mediabistro course!

You can register for the party here. We hope to see you there!

Mediabistro Course

Get a Literary Agent

Get a Literary AgentWork with a publishing consultant to find the right agent for your book and write a query that will get the deal done! Starting December 3, learn the best methods for finding a literary agent, how to choose the right agent for your book, the etiquette of seeking literary representation, and how to stand out among the numerous queries agents receive daily. Register now!

Get Advice from the National Crowdfunding Association Executive Director

Trying to use crowdfunding sites to launch your next journalism project?

National Crowdfunding Association executive director David Marlett will lead a short Crowdfunding for Media webcast with Mediabistro. Follow this link to register:

In this webcast, David Marlett, executive director of the National Crowdfunding Association, will use examples from the audience to explain how just about any project can be successfully crowdfunded. David will also outline how upcoming legal changes will allow for equity crowdfunding and Reg D/accredited investor crowdfunding. You’ll learn how to: Choose the right platform and reach out to investors for your potential project. Raise the right amount of money and provide appropriate investor rewards. Identify entrepreneurs whose businesses might make good investments. Understand upcoming legal changes that will affect crowdfunding.

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.

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