- San Diego Continuing Education – Writers Workshop Course covers writing newspaper articles, outlining and writing autobiographies, fiction techniques for writing short stories and novels, and an introduction to poetry writing. Ages 18+ welcome. Meets T/W 9 a.m. to noon from 9/6 through 1/25 at Point Loma Assembly, or M/W 6-8 p.m. from 9/7 through 1/25 at Mesa College. Additional info: http://www.sdce.edu/classdetails/1680B or http://www.sdce.edu/classdetails/2264C
- San Diego Continuing Education – Blogging for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Nowadays, every business and website needs a blog. Why? Because search engines, like Google and Bing, want you to create compelling and timely content, if you want to rank high on their results pages. Blogging is an excellent way to create and generate traffic for your website. In this course you will learn how to write blogs effectively and optimize for search engines. Will focus on the WordPress, Tumblr blog platforms. Meets twice, Friday 11/4 and 11/18, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North City Campus, Room 110. Additional info: http://www.sdce.edu/class-details/1992C
- SD/PEN will host a Branding and Marketing Essentials & WordPress Bootcamp at Elijah’s Deli on October 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional info: http://sdpen.com/eventsschedule/
From the May 2016 newsletter
You Are Invited: SDW/EG members are invited to join the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN) at its Thursday, May 19th meeting from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for a presentation titled “Editing Non-Native English Speakers”.
Kim Lagwali, program coordinator of the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate Program at UCSD Extension, will examine the use of the middle voice in English (as compared to active and passive voice) and explain why it can be a significant source of confusion for many nonnative English speakers. Her presentation will help editors recognize this problem and find the best solutions for correcting it. SD/PEN meets at the same location as SDW/EG.