Editing with Chat GPT: A Practical Standpoint

Presenter:   Perrin Lindelauf

Length:   1 hour

Language:   English

Level:   Introductory

Type:   Informational

The rapid spread of AI tools following the release of ChatGPT has sent shockwaves through industries, job markets, schools, and the media, generating fear of job loss, doomsday predictions, confusion, and, here and there, glimmers of hope and excitement. This webinar introduces ChatGPT as it applies to editors, examining how we can put this tool to work in our industry. The presentation will include live demonstrations of workflows and features to make our work easier, from communicating with clients to parsing tangled sentences, having passages of jargon translated, generating ideas for titles, and coming up with missing concepts or counter-arguments to a text.


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Perrin Lindelauf is a copy and structural editor living in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. He got his start as a professional writer and editor by writing travel guides about Japan for National Geographic Books. He’s a graduate of the SFU Editing Certificate program, currently working as an academic copyeditor for a university publisher. A tech enthusiast, he has been fiddling with ways to increase his productivity for many years and is eager to see how new AI tools can improve both the art of communication and the editorial process alike.

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