Video: Exploring Craft — A master class in copyediting from the author of Dreyer’s English

Language lovers, grammar geeks, and bibliophiles: Benjamin Dreyer, Random House executive managing editor and copy chief and author of the New York Times bestseller Dreyer’s English, offers a rousing behind-the-editor’s desk viewpoint on sharpening your writing and elevating your use of language. 

Dreyer shared his tips and tools for writing before taking questions during a free webinar on Friday, March 10. This program was produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute in coordination with the NPC Freelance Team.

In his role at Random House, Dreyer has copyedited books by authors including E. L. Doctorow, Frank Rich, and Elizabeth Strout, as well as Let Me Tell You, a volume of previously uncollected work by Shirley Jackson. He lives in New York City.

His book, Dreyer’s English, is available in paperback from Penguin Random House. He’s written an adaptation for young readers, as well as created the “Stet! Dreyer’s English” card game for language buffs.

To download a copy of the webinar chat transcript, click here.

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Heléne van der Westhuizen
Heléne van der Westhuizen
6 months ago

Great way to spend this hour. Thank you so much to all three of you and the Press Club