Mark Allen Editorial Training
Mark Allen is a veteran word worker and an experienced speaker. He has shared his knowledge with writers and editors during numerous webinars and at events in Chicago; St. Petersburg, Florida; Portland, Oregon; New York; York, England; Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Las Vegas; Detroit; and Columbus.
What's New in the Style Guides
We had updates in 2017 to the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style, two of the most commonly used style references. This presentation can be a one-hour update of what’s new in both guides, with an extensive handout, or a two- to three-hour workshop with greater depth. Some topics to touch upon:
I have spoken about style guides for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Copyediting, Allstate, and the Twin Cities Professional Editors Network.
Mnemonize Your Writing and Editing Choices
An expanded version of a pecha kucha presentation that offers many mnemonic devices to help you avoid looking up all those pesky spelling and usage issues you struggle to remember.
Math for Word Workers
Instead of closing our eyes until the math passes, we ought to pay attention and treat math in stories like any other facts to be verified and made understandable for readers. This presentation hits on common math errors in writing and offers tips on recognizing problems quickly.
Edit Sober: The Best Advice for Writing and Editing
With a 30-year professional career, I’ve heard a lot of good advice that helps me be a better writer and editor. This presentation touches on dozens of tips, some big and many small but useful.
Send me a note at email@example.com, and we can discuss your training needs.
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