Are your Electronic Editing skills up to par?
Microsoft Word is ubiquitous. Whether or not it is the primary word processing tool for your work, as a writer and editor, your co-workers and clients generally expect you to be highly proficient. Are you? We asked Cécile Dubois, who will be leading the Electronic Editing seminar on Friday, March 24th 2017, to tell us a little bit about what to expect.
Q. Who would benefit from taking this seminar?
A. This seminar is targeted for intermediate users who wish to become more efficient with Word, or as a refresher for those who haven’t used Word for a while and want to become familiar with changes and new features in different versions. This session takes you out of the work environment and gives you an opportunity to sharpen your skills.
Q. Is it possible to get though the seminar without a laptop?
A. It would be best to have a laptop to be able to do the exercises along with me. People learn much better by doing than by watching, but a laptop is not absolutely obligatory. I strongly recommend bringing one with MS Word 2010, 2013, or 2016.
Q. How will what I learn be relevant to my work?
A. When we work, we usually use the same familiar set of features that we know well, but we do not always have the time (or the need) to discover what other toolsets are available. We will cover many tips and tricks to make you more efficient and a power user!
Q. What if I have some specific questions or needs?
A. I try to make sure that everyone leaves the seminar feeling more competent and confident about using Word. The seminar is interactive, and I will try to make sure your questions and needs are answered.
Cécile Dubois has six years of experience as a software instructor. She is a creative professional who conveys a high level of preparation and enthusiasm to the classroom and to her relationships with her students. This is her first time delivering Electronic Editing for Editors Ottawa-Gatineau.