I found the guest speaker’s discussion on Monday to be both enjoyable and highly informative. I appreciated all the resources Melissa Michaels presented to us–the books and websites she talked about, including the AP Stylebook, Roget’s International Thesaurus, and Copyediting: a Practical Guide, and Lynda.com will all prove useful to English and Writing majors, and I think particularly valuable to me: I am interested in pursuing copy writing as a career, and these books and website will help me to continue my education in writing after I graduate.
The speaker’s discussion of website design and web copy also resonated with me. As the majority of copy is now written online, I appreciated her lengthy discussion of web copy. Both web copy and website design are interests of mine. To get ahead in the area of website design, I am planning to attend Rogue Community College next year and earn either a Certificate in Web Design or an AAS in Web Development–if I decide to follow the latter course of study, I will be at RCC for two more years, but the skills I will learn there will be highly valuable. I will learn to use a variety of Adobe programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.