Fact-checking Beyond the News

Today I talked about fact-checking at the Editorial Freelancers Association. I got a lot of questions, and I went long … so I might not have gotten to everything.

If you were there, you can find a web-friendly version of the slides here.

My point: Fact-checking is important for all types of editing (books and nonfiction included) and you need a system to determine whether the sources your are using are credible.

For those students interested in the “Be Credible” textbook by Peter Bobkowski and Karna Younger, it’s open-source through this link.