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Grammar smackdown
Deborah Gump, left, and Stacy Chandler tally the team scores during the 2008 seminar.

How to Run a Grammar Smackdown

Helpful information for Individual enrichment, for staff training and for use in journalism classes.

Checking Facts; Minding Math and Geography

Dealing with Diversity

Writing Sharper Headlines and Cutlines

Working With Graphics, Other Story Forms

Being a Better Editor

Handling Projects

Watching Out for Libel and Privacy

Becoming a Better Manager and Presenter

Watching Your Lifestyle

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Copy Editor Training: Check Back Next Year

The Summer Institute for Midcareer Copy Editors was presented from July 13 through July 16, 2008. Check back in early 2009 for information about our next seminar.

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2008 Midcareer Presentations

Vince Rinehart:
Managing Your Desk (PowerPoint)
Management (.doc)

Bill Cloud:
Editing Graphics
Find the Graphics Errors

Aly Breisch:
Taking Care of Yourself

Lois Boynton:
Ethics for Copy Editors

Tom Bowers:
Sharing What You've Learned

Carl Sessions Stepp:
RECESS Method for Editing

Editor's Checklist

Laura Ruel:
Web Page Essentials

Andy Bechtel:
Alternative Story Forms

2008 ACES Presentations

"[Eric] Clapton is God" handout on bracket use and PowerPoint.
"No Calculators Required" handout on math problems and PowerPoint.
"A Keen Eye for Graphics" handout with graphic errors and PowerPoint.

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Bill Cloud
Carroll Hall CB3365
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365