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Next San Francisco Forum

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
6:00-6:30 p.m. — Meet and chat with fellow members (evening snacks provided)
6:30-8:30 p.m. — Forum presentation

Location: Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
(a half-block walk from Montgomery BART station)

Editing for Consistency and House Style: What We Can and Cannot Automate

BAEF and Editcetera are pleased to co-host this forum. Join us as we take a deep-dive into PerfectIt editorial software and discuss various editorial practices and challenges with its developer, Daniel Heuman. Daniel is visiting from New York and is presenting his program to our group as well as to Northwest Editors Guild in Seattle (sponsor of the Red Pencil in the Woods conferences).

Checking for consistency errors and making other mechanical edits is time-consuming and challenging for even the most eagle-eyed editors. Daniel will present a workshop that shows how PerfectIt can help so that editors have more time to focus on content. At each stage, we'll be discussing as a group the editorial issues the software brings up, and how the software does or doesn't help—Daniel's contention is that any editing software still requires a skilled editor who understands the issues that may arise. As Daniel walks us through and demonstrates the software capabilities, we can have a friendly peer exchange about how we work, what challenges we face, and the best way to use (or ignore) the variety of technological options available.

PerfectIt is a Microsoft Word add-in used by thousands of professional editors around the world. If you'd like to download a free 14-day trial of the software for Mac or PC, you can find it here.

However, you do not need to download or purchase PerfectIt to participate. Laptops are optional at the forum, as Daniel will use the in-room projection screen for the presentation.

It's been a while since we've gotten together, and we're delighted to be meeting again at the beautiful Mechanics' Institute in downtown SF.

Come at 6:00 p.m. for yummy refreshments and to meet fellow members. Maybe you'll win the fabulous door prize! Forum presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new ones.

Hope to see you there!

Note: Presentation at our forum is not intended as an official product endorsement.

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Next South Bay Forum

Date: TBD
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Los Gatos Woods Clubhouse, 99 Summerwood Drive (access from Pollard Rd. at Summerwood), Los Gatos, CA 95032 (print directions)

The next South Bay forum will remain pending, to be arranged and scheduled based on expression of member interest. If you have a topic suggestion, send it to David Couzens, South Bay Forum Coordinator. Thanks!

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