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“Out of our garrets”

As I approach my first anniversary of becoming a full-time freelancer, I am excited to once again be attending the Communication Central conference, Sept. 26-27, 2014, in Rochester, NY. This gathering is something I look forward to because of how beneficial it’s been to me. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve learned something new about being a writer and editor.

I’ve also gotten to know Communication Central organizer Ruth Ruth T-C_Jan 2014E. Thaler-Carter over the last few years, and one of the reasons I keep going back to this conference is Ruth’s warm and helpful attitude to other editors and writers. (So helpful that she’s extended the early-bird conference rates just for readers of this blog! See below*) Read More


In The News: Call for entries for national headline contest | Copyediting.com

I wanted to spread the word about this to fellow editors:

Since you have been so busy this year writing publications, it is time to reminisce over your past writing year and enter your work in The American Copy Editors Society‘s headline contest. According to the press release, “Our annual contest welcomes entries from individuals and staff in a wide variety of categories for all publications published in English, either in print or online. Individuals stand to win as much as $300; students can win up to $125; and staff members take home a plaque for their organization and certificates for all involved.”

via In The News: Call for entries for national headline contest | Copyediting.com.


Copy editors’ group plans national summit on plagiarism, fabrication in journalism


Plans are taking shape for a summit on plagiarism and fabrication being organized by the American Copy Editors Society. ACES President Teresa Schmedding called on other national journalism organizations to join ACES in tackling the problem.

The event will take place April 5 in St. Louis during ACES national conference.

Former ACES Executive Committee member Bill Connolly, a retired senior editor of The New York Times and a co-author of its style manual and its policy on ethics and conflicts of interest, will lead the team. Connolly is a founding member of ACES and has served as the president of its Education Fund.

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