John Maybury
Copy Editing and Proofreading

Find Your Inner Editor:

Copy Editing and Proofreading Class

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the
difference between lightning and a lightning bug." (Mark Twain)

Wake up and smell the copy!

    This class is a basic introduction to copy editing and proofreading. The informative half-day covers editorial skills, training, terminology, pay rates, computers, marketing, job definitions, handling criticism, deadlines, and part-time and freelance opportunities. Challenging exercises help students brush up on their skills.

    Whether you seek a job or are just browsing, you will benefit from this popular class, which has been offered since 1994 in Bay Area community education programs.

    Participants find the class informative, practical, and fun. They rate instructor John Maybury as personable, professional, and knowledgeable.

    Maybury is a genetically predisposed editor who began his career when drafted by his junior high school newspaper. Today he is a freelance copy editor and proofreader for newspapers, magazines, book publishers, advertising agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

    For further information on this class (world’s hardest spelling test, copy editing exercises, lists of reference books, related Web sites and professional organizations, usage articles of a serious nature and in a lighter vein, plus information on hiring Maybury as a contract/freelance editor), please e-mail mayburrito@goofbuster.com.


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