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Posts Tagged ‘Jack Murnighan’

Mediabistro’s Copy Editing 101 Starts Tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, 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 tomorrow at 12 pm ET, so register now.

Mediabistro Course

Copy Editing: Intro

Copy Editing: IntroStarting January 6, learn basic copy editing skills using the AP Stylebook! In this course, you'll learn how to use dictionaries and online reference tools to edit work, ask the right questions to clarify convoluted copy, prepare for a copy editing test, and tailor your resume to find more work as a copy editor. Register now!

Pitch Your “Parental Confessions” to Babble.com

An honest, unglamorous portrayal of parenthood is rare in parenting glossies, but that is exactly what Babble.com is looking for in its pitches.

Dedicated to telling “the truth about parenting,” Babble wants stories that are real, no matter how good, bad or messy.  So, cut the cute and stick to the truth when pitching.

If you’re an unknown freelancer, the personal essay is your best shot at getting published, said Jack Murnighan, director of analytics and content strategy. Aim for 750- to 1,200-word “interesting first-person stories coming from the trenches of parenthood.”

For contact info, plus details on pay rate and lead time, read How To Pitch: Babble.com. [subscription required]

Andrea Hackett