Style Guides and Style Manuals: Virtual Tools in an Editor’s (and Writer’s) Toolkit

Elizabeth (Bette) Frick

Overview

Editors use style manuals and style guides as a vital tool in their toolkit. In this webinar, Bette Frick will provide an overview of their importance in the editing profession.

This webinar will explore why to use a style manual or a style guide; what published style guides are available for general use, what specific style guides you should use for your editing, and how you can customize your company’s style while still using a published style guide.

All style choices are inherently political. Sign up for this webinar to learn more about your style choices as an editor.

Presenter Biography

Elizabeth (Bette) Frick teaches writing and communication to employees of corporations and governments in the Denver Metro area, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–St. Paul, and Alaska. Her interactive classes and practical workshops help everyone improve communication skills.

Bette holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota and served as president of the Twin Cities chapter of STC from 2003–2004. She is a Fellow of STC. Dr. Frick is also board-certified as a medical editor by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and serves as the President of the American Medical Writers Association–Rocky Mountain Chapter (2011–2012). She recently earned the highest Toastmaster award, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).