How to Make a Living as a Copy Editor
Begins: 7 September 2015 (5 weeks) via "Women on Writing"
Do you love to point out typos on restaurant menus? Are you the one your friends and family members turn to with grammar questions? Have you ever considered a career as a copy editor? This five-week workshop will help you understand the role of the copy editor, the marketplace for copy editing jobs, how to gain experience now in order to move into this field, and what it takes to set up shop as a freelance copy editor. Themed lessons will be posted weekly. Participants will be expected to respond to weekly assignments, including sample copy editing exercises. The link for more information, or to register, will be posted on my website when it is available. US$150.00.
Writing About Place
Begins: 26 October 2015 (4 weeks) via "Women on Writing"
What role does “place” play in your writing? How can you effectively evoke a place in your writing – be it poetry or prose? How is your writing informed by where you live or spend your free time? How do you write about your interior spaces? Themed lessons will be posted weekly, featuring example poems, articles, essays, and links to additional reading. Participants will submit drafts weekly for thoughtful, individual feedback from the instructor. The link for more information, or to register, will be posted on my website when it is available. US$100.00.
In addition to the above workshops, I will again lead the “How to Establish Your Online Presence” group workshop, and “The Art of Revision in Poetry” workshop through The Writer’s Center.
The schedule is online now at http://www.bernadettegeyer.com/OnlineWorkshops.html, along with information about the individual 4-week tutorial I am now offering for those who want to set up an online presence, but who can’t participate in the group workshop for some reason.