Training

NAIWE offers a variety of webinars and teleconferences as a way to develop your professional skills. We will soon be making available all of our archives of webinars and teleconferences!


November 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: Pick a Hill to Die on
with John McIntyre, NAIWE’s Grammar Expert

Cost
NAIWE Members: $10
Non-Members: $30

To register, please send an email to admin@naiwe.com along with your name and telephone number. You will receive an invoice for payment.

We know that split infinitives are okay, sentences can begin with conjunctions, sentence-ending prepositions are perfectly good English, and it’s okay to use hopefully as a sentence adverb. We know this because grammarians and linguists have been gleefully exploding shibboleths and bogus rules. But what rules or usages are worth maintaining? In this webinar, John McIntyre of The Baltimore Sun will examine some defensibles. Should we maintain the imply/infer distinction? Is the traditional sense of beg the question in logic hopelessly lost? Is whom dead to us?

Sign up, take part, and work out where you want to stand your ground.


December 16, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: Copyright and the Writer: How to Protect Your Work and Why
with MJ Courchesne, NAIWE’s Copyright & Permissions Expert

Cost
NAIWE Members: $10
Non-Members: $30

To register, please send an email to admin@naiwe.com along with your name and telephone number. You will receive an invoice for payment.

As a writer, you know the value in your work, and have a keen interest in protecting it. You also may know that your work is copyrighted to you as soon as you put thoughts into a fixed medium, so why should you bother registering your copyright with the US Copyright Office? Using case studies and scenarios, this webinar will review the basics of copyright law in the US, why you should register your work, how to go about registration, and some common misconceptions of copyright, permissions, and fair use.