Get tips on how to proofread your own writing and ensure your scripts look professional and polished
Watch a professional "live-edit" volunteers' work to learn proofing best practices
Get an overview of proofreading notations and how to apply them to your own work
Learn why specific writing guidelines exist and how they improve your work
About this course:
It’s often challenging for writers to read their own work as if they don’t already know what it says, or is *supposed* to say. But the writer’s true job is to coherently move ideas from their brains into their readers’ brains with only markings on-screen or -paper to complete that feat. If you think about it, it’s remarkable that humans can achieve this communicative magic at all, let alone often and well. In this three-hour workshop, writers bring their own work (500 words max, prose or in screenplay format) and first watch me proof/edit “live” the first 250 (PDF files only), then they proof/edit the rest of that piece. Along the way, they’ll learn professional proof-reading techniques and notations. This will include explanations regarding the how’s and why’s for each editorial suggestion, and will be targeted to screenwriters, not grammarians.
Winter 2024 Schedule
Date & Time
Thursday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 08, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.
This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.
Internet access required to retreive course materials.
Thu Feb 22, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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