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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.
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Sherri Hildebrandt

Founder, The Naughty Editor
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. Seven years later... Read More →

Sherrie Voss Matthews

senior manager, internal communications, University Health System
Sherrie VossMatthews is senior manager of internal communications at University Health System in San Antonio. She is an editor with more than 20 years of experience in web, social, magazine, book and newspaper publishing. She’s edited and written both long-form and short-form stories... Read More →

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

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