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RWA Online's Aug Workshop: Tips and Techniques for More Effective

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RWA Online Chapter presents: Tips and Techniques for More Effective Proofreading presented by Ally Broadfield.

Class dates: August 4-29.

Registration is open!

Cost: $15

RWA Online members take the class for free.

Click here for more information on how to register: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm


Editing is one of the most difficult tasks a writer faces and even seasoned authors often have difficultly detecting errors in their own work. When writers proofread their own work, it’s not unusual for them to overlook errors because their mind knows how the text should read and automatically corrects it. Whether you’re polishing your manuscript for a contest, preparing to submit to an agent or editor, or planning to self-publish, knowing how to effectively proofread your work is an essential skill. This class will cover tips and techniques for better proofreading, how to identify common errors in capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, verb tense, and dialogue, misplaced and dangling modifiers, homonyms, and plural and possessive forms. Workshop participants will create a comprehensive proofreading checklist during the class and a list of grammar resources will be provided.

The lessons include:

Lesson One Tips for More Effective Proofreading

Lesson Two Punctuation Part I - Commas

Lesson Three Punctuation Part II - Everything Else

Lesson Four Dialogue

Lesson Five Plurals & Possession

Lesson Six Capitalization

Lesson Seven Pronouns

Lesson Eight Sentence Structure

Lesson Nine Verbs

Lesson Ten Word Use

Lesson Eleven Breaking the Rules

List of Grammar Resources

Tips for Working with a Proofreader

Instructor bio: Ally lives in Texas and is convinced her house is shrinking, possibly because she shares it with three kids, five dogs, a cat, a rabbit, a parrot, and several reptiles. Oh, and her husband. She likes to curse in Russian and spends most of her spare time letting dogs in and out of the house and shuttling kids around. She writes historical romance and middle grade/young adult fantasy. Her first book, a Regency historical romance, is coming from Entangled Publishing in October 2013.

You can find Ally on her website, Facebook, and Twitter (though she makes no claims of using any of them properly).

To register: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

Payment: We accept Paypal but you can pay by personal check as long as the check reaches us before class begins.

Format: Courses are conducted via online discussion (bulletin) board on the RWA® Online website (no email loops). Non-chapter members MUST complete both the workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access.

Registration will close August 6.

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop coordinator, Patti Fischer, at workshops@rwaonlinechapter.org or fisc40pa@aol.com

We’d love to have you join us!

Patti Fischer

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