Alice Levine Editorial Services
Courses and
Professional Training

Alice Levine’s classes address a wide range of publishing topics, including copyediting, proofreading, grammar, and punctuation. Participants enjoy the lectures, in-class exercises, open environment, and humor with which Alice presents topics that many think are dry and dull. Classes can be tailored and presented on-site as training sessions for staff members.
For current class schedule and location of classes, contact Alice by email at  alevineed@aol.com

WORD WAR I:
The Art of Copyediting
This introductory two-session course explores the basics of copyediting: marking the copy, correcting the spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation, relating to and querying the writer, styling, imposing consistency, and creating a style sheet. Students apply these techniques to a short assignment. Our focus will be on the power of editing and the opportunities for a freelance career.
Two sessions: two hours each

WORD WAR II:
Intermediate Copyediting (1)
This course is for those who have mastered the basics of copyediting and would like the opportunity to improve their skill. Through lectures, in-class exercises, and assignments, students will learn some of the finer points of working with authors, styling, creating style sheets, using hyphens and dashes, and editing notes, references, and bibliographies.
Prerequisite: Word War I: The Art of Copyediting
or knowledge of basic copyediting
Three sessions: two hours each

WORD WAR III:
Intermediate Copyediting (2)
Through lectures, in-class exercises, and assignments, students will tackle more advanced text issues and techniques of marking and styling tables, figures, captions, and lists.
Prerequisite: Word War I: The Art of Copyediting
or knowledge of basic copyediting
Three sessions: two hours each

What's New in the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition
There is no denying the impact that the publication of the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style — the first edition since 1993 — has had on the professional lives of editors and writers. In this review and discussion we will examine the major rule changes.
Prerequisite: Word War I: The Art of Copyediting
or knowledge of basic copyediting
One session: two hours

A Skirmish Between the Wars:
A Foray into Grammar and Punctuation
Those who work with words are often perplexed by fine points of grammar and punctuation. Although this course is not an exhaustive study of either of these two areas, it will give students the opportunity to learn more about grammar and punctuation — especially commas.
Three sessions: two hours each

The Comma Unveiled
We will explore the basic uses of the comma, the all-important concept of restrictives and nonrestrictives, optional commas, and other often perplexing rules governing the comma.
One session: two hours. Can be taken alone or as part of A Skirmish Between the Wars

A Grammar Review
This two-hour class offers writers, editors, and those who work with words an opportunity to be reacquainted with dangling participles, misplaced modifiers, restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses and phrases, transitive and intransitive verbs, the subjunctive mood, and other seemingly mysterious grammatical concepts.
One session: two hours. Can be taken alone or as part of A Skirmish Between the Wars

An Eye for Detail:
Proofreading for the Beginner
Many have learned through bitter experience that the spell-checker won’t do it all! In this class, students are introduced to proofreaders’ marks, the types of errors to look for, the resources proofreaders use to resolve grammar and punctuation issues, and the possibilities of a freelance career as a professional proofreader.
One session: two hours

    

Alice Levine
Editorial Services
585 Juniper Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
303-447-0799
email   alevineed@aol.com