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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Saturday, March 28 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Proofreading: Catch Mistakes Before They Cause a Crisis

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Great: You sent the tweet with breaking news! Good: It's been retweeted. Bad: Only now do you see the typo. Whoops. Three experienced editors will teach you proofreading tricks of the trade that will apply across social media, websites and print. Learn to prevent mistakes before they damage your credibility. Learn how to read backwards, avoid tired eyes and do quick mental math to fix errors before they go live.


John Braun

Copy editor, The Vanguard Group
After 25 years in newspapers (mostly at The Charlotte Observer and The Philadelphia Inquirer), John Braun crossed over to the corporate side in 2007. Since then, he has edited retirement plan communications for Vanguard ... and enjoyed regular daytime hours.

Sherri Hildebrandt

After more than 30 years as a newspaper journalist (reporter, designer, copy editor, photographer, you-name-it-I-did-it), Sherri Hildebrandt inched into the freelance world when she was laid off during the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Great Copy Desk Purge of 2010. Five years later, her blood pressure is lower, her bank account much, much emptier, and her optimism still (mostly) intact. She now copy edits or proofreads everything from... Read More →

Sherrie Voss Matthews

Senior web content producer, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Sherrie Voss Matthews (@typogirl) is senior web content producer at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She has experience in editing both print and code and managing multiple social media feeds (often all at the same time). A freelance writer and editor in her spare time, Sherrie has recently published work in Rice, University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Innovations and UTSA Discovery magazines.

Saturday March 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom 4

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